Dr. Wawrowski joined Lake Erie College October 2012 as
Clinical Coordinator and Program Faculty.
He brings with him a myriad of professional experience, working over
thirty years in emergency medicine.
His career started with Fairport Harbor and Concord Township
Fire Departments as a firefighter/EMT. He was one of the initial members of the
Lake County Fire Investigation Unit, obtained certification in fire safety
inspection, and trained for hazardous materials. He moved on to Harpersfield
Volunteer Fire Department in Ashtabula County and worked with Northwest
Ambulance District and Ambulance Care of Ashtabula County. He has worked as a health provider and lead
physician assistant at many of the emergency departments throughout Northeast
Ohio, including University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Geauga Medical
Center, and St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Dr. Wawrowski has played an important role for physician
assistants in Ohio. He became[SK1]active within the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants (OAPA) where he held
the offices of Treasurer, Vice-President, and President. He served on the
Government Affairs Committee and was the OAPA President when the Ohio physician
delegated prescriptive authority passed in 2006.
Dr. Wawrowski has been a student throughout his life. In 1995, he graduated from the Physician
Assistant Program at Cuyahoga Community College and then attained his Master’s
degree from Arizona School of Health Science with a focus in Family and
Emergency Medicine in 2005. In 2009, he earned his doctorate of health sciences
from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Wawrowski has taught CPR classes though Northwest
Ambulance Service, has been a Clinical Preceptor for Physician Assistants
teaching numerous students in emergency medicine rotations, and instructed
continuing education classes for Geauga County EMS. Additionally, he provided
Bio-Hazard training though Louisiana State University and has lectured at the
Ohio Association of Physician Assistant State Conference.
Dr. Wawrowski is married and has six children. His hobbies include model railroading, playing
with his children, and working on the continual "honey-do” list.