Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program
Phone: 814-871-7756
Office: M 240
cavanagh002@gannon.edu

  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications

Courses Taught

PHAS 100 First-Year Seminar

PHAS 300 Leadership Seminar

PHAS 363 Research Process

PHAS 414 Medical Lecture Series I

PHAS 415 Medical Lecture Series II

PHAS 431 Clinical Science I

PHAS 432 Clinical Science II

GPHAS 601 Pre-Rotation Lecture Series

 

Educational History

  • Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Health Science, 2009
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, 2002
  • Allegheny Unversity of the Health Sciences (Hahnemann University/Drexel University), Physican Assistant Certificate, 1998
  • Siena College, Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1995

Professional Societies

Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants

Member, Pennsylvania Academy of Physician Assistants

Publications

Hobbs, R., Roach, M., Sheffield, J. Cavanagh, K., et al. PAEA End of Rotation™ examinations Version 1 and 2. Coauthored national examination as Chair of the Assessment Institute. Alexandria, VA: The Physician Assistant Education Association, 2013.

Cavanagh, K. No regrets (except that I did not bring the lab coat). PAEA Networker. June 2011.

Cavanagh, K. Parasomnias: Common sleep disorders in children and adults. Advance for NPs & PAs. 2011;2(2):21-23.

Cavanagh K, et al.  Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool, v.16. Coauthored national examination as Chair of the PACKRAT Committee, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), 2011.

Cavanagh K, et al.  Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool, v.15. Coauthored national examination as Chair of the PACKRAT Committee, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), 2010.

Cavanagh K, et al.  Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool, v.14. Coauthored national examination as Chair of the PACKRAT Committee, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), 2009.

Cavanagh, K. A Case of Chiari Type 1 Malformation. Advance for Physician Assistants. 2008;16(10):28  30.

Cavanagh K, et al.  Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool, v.13. Coauthored national examination as Chair of the PACKRAT Committee, Physician  Assistant Education Association (PAEA), 2008.

VanRhee J, Cavanagh K, et al.  Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool, v.12. Coauthored national examination as member of the PACKRAT Committee, Physician  Assistant Education Association (PAEA), 2007.

Cavanagh, K. Infective Endocarditis. Clinician Reviews. 2006;16(10): 36-41.

Cavanagh, K. Disability and diversity: Disparities in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular risk factors and disease in minority populations. PSPA News: The Newsletter of  the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. Fall 2006;16-18.

VanRhee J, Cavanagh K, et al.  Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool, v.11.  Coauthored national examination as member of the PACKRAT Committee, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), 2006.

Cavanagh, K. Heart disease in women. Advance for Physician Assistants. 2006;14(5-6):32-35.

Cavanagh, K. Evaluating and treating syncope.  Advance for Physician Assistants.  2005;13(4):39-42.

VanRhee J, Cavanagh K, et al.  Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool, v.10. Coauthored national examination as member of the PACKRAT Committee, Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP), 2005.