Professor, Physician Assistant Program
Chairperson, Physician Assistant Program
Phone: 814-871-5645
Office: M 233
rothkauf001@gannon.edu

  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications

Educational History

Duquesne University, School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA  15282 (412) 396-6300
Graduation: June 1996 Degree awarded: Juris Doctor
G.P.A. 3.47, Scale A+ = 4.0

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-4300 (402) 559-7950
Graduation: August 2002       Degree awarded: Master of Physician Assistant Studies
G.P.A. 4.0, Scale A+ = 4.0

Saint Francis College (University), Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940 (814) 472-7000
Graduation: August 1990       Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science – Summa Cum Laude Major: Physician Assistant
G.P.A. 3.98, Scale A = 4.0
 

Professional Experience

Gannon University

109 University Square

Erie, PA 16541

(814) 871-5643

 

             Chair, Physician Assistant Department, July 2003 – present

             supervisory responsibility for 5 full-time faculty, 2 full-time administrative

             staff member and adjuncts, budget management $800,000

 

 Interim Dean, Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences Feb 2013 – July 1, 2013

              Oversight for 17 college departments, rank and tenure, faculty evaluations and   

              hiring, program review, annual reports, budget, graduation certifications, approval

              of transfer credits, grade changes, student issues, grant writing, program

              development

 

               Associate Dean, College of Sciences, Engineering, and Health Sciences, 2004 – 2008

              graduation certifications, approval of transfer credits, grade  

              changes, student issues, grant writing, program development, special projects as

              assigned

 

               Director Physician Assistant Program, June 1997 – July 2003

               Tenured Faculty, July 2004 – present

               Professor, July 2007 – present

               Associate Professor, July 2002 - June 2007

               Assistant Professor, July 1997 - June 2002

               

Legal Aid Volunteer Attorney, 1998 – present

A Joint Program of the Erie County Bar Association and Northwestern Legal Services

Renaissance Centre

1001 State Street, Suite 700

Erie, PA 1650-1833

(814) 452-6949

 

Mediator, 2005 – 2009

Alternate Dispute Resolution Program

Erie County Bar Association

302 West 9th Street

Erie, PA 16502

(814) 459-3111

 

 

Saint Francis Hospital

400 45th Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15201

(Hospital closed 2002)

            Certified Physician Assistant  August 1990 – June 1997

Complete first assistant surgical experience including cardiovascular/thoracic, obstetrical, gynecological, ENT, orthopedics, neurological and general surgery; preceptor for PA studentsGannon University
 

Professional Societies

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History
Erie County Bar Association
Member Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Member Ohio Supreme Court
Loyal Christian Benefit Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association 1997-2009
 

Publications

Publications and Scholarly Activity

Reilly, M, Kauffman, M. ACL Injuries in Female Athletes. Advance for NPs & PAs. In process.

Roth-Kauffman MM, Kauffman MK. Interpersonal and Communication Skills. In: Kauffman MK. History and Physical Examination a Common Sense Approach. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishing; 2014:29-48.

Kauffman M, Crisci S. Prolotherapy, an alternative pain management option utilizing injection-based treatment.  Advance for NPs & PAs. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Prolotherapy.aspx; 2013.

Kauffman M, Niebauer J. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis diagnosis and appropriate management. Clinician Reviews. 2012; 22: 7; 15-21. 

Kauffman MK, Kauffman MM. Colorectal Cancer Screening. Osteopathic Family Physician. 2011; 3: 5; 187-194.

Kauffman MM. Prostate Cancer. Clinician Reviews. 2011; 21: 1; 28-34.

Kauffman MM. Sample cases. In: Kauffman MK. Comlex level 2-PE review guide. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishing; 2011: 65-276.

Kauffman MM. Endometriosis. Clinician Reviews. 2009; 19: 7; 25-30.

Kauffman MM. Hepatitis C Infection. Clinician Reviews. 2008; 18: 6; 18-23.

Kauffman MK, Roth-Kauffman MM. The History and Physical Examination Workbook A Common Sense Approach. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishing; 2007.

Roth-Kauffman MM. Physician Assistant’s Business Practice and Legal Guide. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishing; 2006.

Kauffman MM, Sporer S. Recognizing Calciphylaxis. Advance for Physician Assistants. 2005; 13 (7-8): 38-40.

Kauffman MM, Richter H. Sports burnout in young athletes, early sport specialization.  Advance for Physician Assistants. 2005; 13 (1-2): 33-38.

Serena T, Kauffman M.  The use of Apligraf in the reconstruction of a complex abdominal wound in a patient with hepatic failure. Wounds. 2005; 17: 4.

Serena T, Kauffman M. The combination of PDGF-BB and ORC/Collagen heals a complex lower extremity stingray injury. Wounds. 2005; 17: 4.

Kauffman MM, Walker C. Return of the leeches. Advance for Physician Assistants. 2004; 12: 7-8; 42-46. Wounds. 2005; 17: 4.

Kauffman MM, Sanchez C. Exercise induced bronchoconstriction. Advance for Physician Assistants. 2004; 12 (3): 24-29.

Roth AM, Kauffman MM, Kauffman MK. Adolescent depression. Advance for Physician Assistant. 2003;11 (9): 48-51.

Kauffman MM, Hay K. Bell’s Palsy. Advance for Physician Assistant. 2003; 11 (5-6): 52-58.

Kauffman MK, Kauffman MM. Jaundice in the newborn a family practice approach. Advance for Physician Assistant 2002 Sept: 10 (9): 56-62.

Serena TE, Kostintinova S, Kauffman MM, Corbran C, Zinger C, Serena C. Incorporation of bioengineered skin (Apligraf) into a diabetic foot ulcer treatment protocol. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 2002; 10 (2): A52. (Abstract)

Meheli N, Kauffman MM. Intervention: identifying patients with alcoholism. Advance for Physician Assistants. 2002; 10(1-2): 49-52.

Kauffman MM, Kauffman MK. Melanoma or mimic? The need for early diagnosis. Advance for Physician Assistants.  2001; 9 (11-12): 32-36.

Kauffman MM, Kauffman MK. Chest pain with no clear cause. Advance for Physician Assistants. 2001; 9 (1-2): 44-46, 49.

Expert Legal Consultant 2005 – present

Ohio Board of Regents External Consultant 2004 – present

Pennsylvania Department of Education External Consultant 2011- present

Corresponding Item Writer, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 2001 – 2005

Site Visitor, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. 2002 – present

Peer Reviewer, F. A. Davis, 2007 – present

Peer Reviewer, Clinicians Review, 2007 – present

Peer Reviewer, W.B. Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. 2006 – present

Peer Reviewer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2005 – present

Peer Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) 2003 – present

Peer Reviewer, Advance for Physician Assistants 2002 – present

Peer Reviewer and Chair, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, Annual Conference Poster Presentations 2001 – present 

History and Physical Examiner, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 2002 – present

Presentations

Kauffman MM. Contract Negotiations. Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Smart Talks Lecture Series; Erie, PA; June 3, 2014.

Kauffman MM. Advanced Directives a Review of Utah’s Code. Presented at: Utah Osteopathic Medical Association 2013 Conference; Salt Lake City, Utah; August 15-17, 2013.

Kauffman MM, Kauffman MK. Acne Cases and Treatment Review. Presented at: Utah Osteopathic Medical Association 2013 Conference; Salt Lake City, Utah; August 15-17, 2013.

Diz R, Fleming L, Kauffman M, Masters C. Panel Discussion. Presented at: Leaders Forum for Climate Change, Avoiding Legal Issues; Erie, Pa; May 3, 2013.

Kauffman MM, Kauffman MK. Acne. Presented at: 5th Annual Advanced Pharmacology Update: Medication Use, Misuse and Benefits; for Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians and Physician Assistants; Erie, Pa; April 26, 2013.

Kauffman, MM. Advanced Directives. Presented at: 4th Annual Advanced Pharmacology Update: Medication Use, Misuse and Benefits; for Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians and Physician Assistants; Erie, Pa; April 20, 2012.

Kauffman, MK, Kauffman, MM. Colorectal Cancer. Presented at: 3rd Annual Advanced Pharmacology Update: Medication Use, Misuse and Benefits; for Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians and Physician Assistants; Erie, Pa; March 11, 2011.

Kauffman M. Malpractice Headache. Presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 34th Annual CME Conference; November 6, 2009; Pittsburgh, PA.

Serena T, Fry R, Kauffman M.The combination of PDGF-BB and Collagen ORC Antimicrobial Matrix in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcerations. Presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 33rd Annual CME Conference; October 2, 2008; Valley Forge, PA.

Serena T, Cermak MB, Kauffman M. The use of bi-layered cell therapy (Apligraf) in the treatment of a hand mitten deformity in recessive scarring Epidermolysis Bullosa Presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 33rd Annual CME Conference; October 2, 2008; Valley Forge, PA.

Serena T, Kauffman M. Bismuth subgallate/borneol (suile) results in less scarring than a topical antimicrobial in the human forearm biopsy trial for acute wound healing. Podium & poster presentation at: The 2nd SCAR Meeting at the Faculty of Medicine; September 25-27, 2008; Montpellier, France.

Kauffman M. Malpractice for Physician Assistants. Recorded for: ReachMD- Radio XM 160; September 22, 2008; ran October 12- 18, 2008; Erie, PA.

Kauffman M. Malpractice for Physicians employing Physician Assistants. Recorded for: ReachMD- Radio XM 160; September 22, 2008; ran November 23-29, 2008; Erie, PA.

Kauffman M. Employment Contracts for Physician Assistants. Recorded for: ReachMD- Radio XM 160; September 22, 2008; ran December 21- 27, Erie, PA.

Kauffman M. The expanding role of the Physician Assistant; review of the new rules and regulations. Presented at: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; September 19, 2008; Erie, PA.

Bower L, Kauffman M. Suture Workshop. Presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 32nd Annual CME Conference; October 17, 2007; Altoona, PA.

Serena T, Kauffman M. Apligraf heals a recalcitrant pressure ulcer of 28 years duration.
Poster presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 32nd Annual CME Conference; October 17, 2007; Altoona, PA.

Serena T, Steed D, Kauffman M. The treatment of venous leg ulcerations with a novel fetal bovine dermal collagen matrix with a comparison to pre-clinical animal studies. Poster presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 32nd Annual CME Conference; October 17, 2007; Altoona, PA.

Serena, T, Zinger C, Kauffman, M. Maxorb Ag a novel treatment for pediatric burns. Poster Presented at: Symposium of Advanced Wound Care; April, 2007; Tampa, FL.

Serena, T, Zinger C, Kauffman, M. A new silver alginate with greater contribution to wound bed preparation. Poster Presented at: Symposium of Advanced Wound Care; April, 2007; Tampa, FL.

Kauffman M. Workshop/Dossier presentation. Presented at: Strategies for Successful Professional Advancement - Professor; June 6, 2007, Erie, PA.

Serena T, Kauffman M. A randomized, investigator-blind, study to evaluate Suile ointment vs. Becaplermin (PDGF-BB) in human forearm biopsy model.  Podium presentation at: The Wound Healing Society Meeting; April 29, 2007; Tampa, FL.

Serena T, Navorolli T,Kauffman M. The use of clothing containing silver fibers in the treatment of patients with epidermolysis bullosa.  Poster presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 31th Annual CME Conference; October 4, 2006; Harrisburg, PA. Podium Presentation at: 2006 Symposium of Advanced Wound Care; April 2006; San Antonio, Texas.

Serena T, Lasko J, Shannon M, Kauffman M. The use of ultrasonic therapy in a painful burn wound.  Poster presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 31th Annual CME Conference; October 4, 2006; Harrisburg, PA. Podium Presentation at: 2006 Symposium of Advanced Wound Care; April 2006; San Antonio, Texas.

Kauffman M. Medical errors. Presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 30th Annual CME Conference; October 16, 2005; Pittsburgh, PA.

Serena T, Kauffman M. The combination of PDGF-BB and ORC/Collagen heals a complex lower extremity stingray injury.  Poster presented at: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care: April, 2005; San Diego, CA and Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 30th Annual CME Conference; October 17, 2005; Pittsburgh, PA.

Serena T, Kauffman M.  The use of Apligraf in the reconstruction of a complex abdominal wound in a patient with hepatic failure. Poster presented at: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care: April, 2005; San Diego, CA and Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 30th Annual CME Conference; October 17,2005; Pittsburgh, PA.

Kauffman M. Workshop/Dossier presentation. Presented at: Strategies for Successful Professional Advancement - Tenure; June 8, 2005; Erie, PA.

Kauffman M. Defensible Medical Documentation. Presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 29th Annual CME Conference; October 15, 2004; Altoona, PA.

Kauffman M. Workshop/Dossier presentation. Presented at: Strategies for Successful Professional Advancement - Rank of Associate Professor; June 2, 2004; Erie, PA.

Kauffman M. Malpractice Issues for Pas. Presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 28th Annual CME Conference; October 17, 2003  Philadelphia, PA.

Kauffman M. The Physician Assistant Profession and Education. Presented at: Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees, Gannon University; September 25, 2003; Erie, PA.

Kauffman M. Advancing from Assistant to Associate Professor. Presented at: Demystifying the Process… Strategies for Successful Professional Advancement, Gannon University; June 4, 2003; Erie, PA.

Kauffman M. The Physician Assistant. Presented at: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; December 17, 2002; Erie, PA.

Kauffman M. Insurance Issues- Medicare/HIPPA. Presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 27th Annual Conference;. September 27, 2002; Pittsburgh, PA.

Kauffman M. Malpractice Pitfalls. Presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 27th Annual Conference; September 27, 2002; Pittsburgh, PA.

Serena T, Kauffman M, Blum S. The choice of Apligraf over autograph in the reconstruction of a fasciotomy site. Podium presentation at: Focus Group Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society; September 14, 2002; Nice-Port St. Laurent, France.

Kauffman M. Tips for successful professional advancement. Presented at: Professional Development Workshop, Gannon University; June 12, 2002; Erie, PA.

Serena T, Collins K, Isaacs C, Hardin-Young J, Kauffman M, et al. The use of bioengineered skin (Apligraf) to treat a complex wound created by Ecthyma Gangrenosum and the persistence of bioengineered skin 10 months after application. Podium presentation at: The Wound Healing Society Meeting; May 29, 2002; Baltimore, MD.

Serena T, Kostintinova L, Kauffman M, Corban C, et al. Incorporation of bioengineered skin (Apligraf) into a diabetic foot ulcer treatment protocol. Poster presentation at: The Wound Healing Society Meeting; May 29, 2002; Baltimore, MD.  (and The Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 27th Annual Conference; September 26, 2002; Pittsburgh, PA.)

Kortyna R, Grzybicki D, Vrbin C, Kortyna D, Freeman M, Kauffman M et al. What do Physician Assistant Students know about the educational requirements for other Allied Health Care Personnel? Poster presentation at: American Academy of Physician Assistants 30th Annual Conference; May 25, 2002; Boston, MA. (and The Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 27th Annual Conference; September 26, 2002; Pittsburgh, PA.)

Kauffman M. A Career as a Physician Assistant. Presented at: Career Day Northwestern School; April 4, 2001; Girard, PA.

Kauffman M. Risk Management. Presented at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 26th Annual CME Conference; October 18, 2001; Philadelphia, PA.

Kauffman M, DeLuca M. A look at scholarship in the Physician Assistant Profession. Poster presentation at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 26th Annual CME Conference; October 17-20, 2001; Philadelphia, PA.

Serena T, Blasek S, Kauffman M. Yersinia enterocolitica presenting as acute appendicitis in a three year old Amish boy in rural Northwest Pennsylvania: a diagnostic dilemma. Poster presentation at: Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 26th Annual CME Conference; October 17-20, 2001; Philadelphia, PA.

Kauffman M. The Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.  Presented at: Gannon University; August 30, 2001; Erie, PA.

Kauffman M. The Physician-PA Team. Presented at: Gannon University; August 29, 2001; Erie, PA.