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Kathleen Ehrhardt, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA

MSPAS Program Director, Assistant Professor

Kathy Ehrhardt is a physician assistant who has worked in women’s health for over 30 years. She has worked in both obstetrics and gynecology as well as gynecologic oncology. Currently, Kathy does volunteer clinical work for the DeSales Free Clinic.

She graduated from St. Francis University Physician Assistant Program in 1990 and received her Master of Medical Studies from the same university in 1994. 

Kathy has been faculty in the DeSales University Physician Assistant Program since its inception in 1997. She has been promoted to Program Director in 2021. Prior to this she has served in various leadership roles in the PA program including Assistant Program Director, Academic Coordinator, and Chair of the Medical Studies major.

Kathy was elected to the Board of Trustees of St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital in 2011. She is Vice President of the Board and chair of the Quality Committee. Kathy also serves on the DeSales Free Clinic Board of Advisors since 2007. In 2016, Kathy was elected to serve on the nccPA Health Foundation Board of Directors, and currently serves as the secretary of the board. 

Awards include: The Provost’s Faculty Excellence Award in 2020, Educator of the Year from the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA) in 2016, Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in 2016. 

Kathy has also served on the test writing committee of PACKRAT and has been in the House of Delegates of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) representing the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). Additionally Kathy has enjoyed speaking at the international, national, state, and local levels on women’s health and PA education. Current research interest includes interprofessional education. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys sewing, reading and spending time with her family.