Sean Kramer MSHS, PA-C
Sean Kramer, MSHS, PA-C is the Physician Assistant Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor at Lake Erie College. In addition, he actively practices as an emergency medicine physician assistant.
He is one of the founding faculty members of the program, serving as the original Academic Coordinator. In 2016, he was promoted to Interim Program Director. His major achievements include helping to graduate the first cohort with 100% retention and 100% first time PANCE pass rate. In addition, he was awarded the Ohio Association of Physician Assistant Educator of the Year Award and led the program to obtaining the Examsoft Higher Achievement Award in 2015.
Professor Kramer graduated locally at Walsh Jesuit High School. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science cum laude majoring in Animal Physiology and Zoology and minoring in pre-medicine and mass media production at the University of Akron. He later earned a Master's of Science in Health Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies at Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College.
After graduating, he began working as a physician assistant at University Hospitals Emergency Department. He later began working at other community hospital emergency departments including Ahuja Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Each hospital has had unique socioeconomic and medical diversity. While practicing as an emergency medicine physician assistant, Professor Kramer found a passion for teaching as much as patient care.
Academically, Professor Kramer primarily leads the Clinical Medicine I, Clinical Medicine II, and Clinical Medicine III courses. He has also previously taught as the primary or guest lecturer for Gross Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology I-III, Introduction to the PA Profession, Business Practice for the PA Profession, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Patient Evaluation I-II, Clinical Laboratory and Diagnostics I and III, as well as multiple undergraduate biology courses at Lake Erie College. He has lectured at the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants, Cleveland Emergency Medical Services, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Mount Union PA Program, and Baldwin Wallace PA Program. In 2015, he published PA board preparation questions for PrepU PA.
Service has been important for Professor Kramer. He has served as the advisor on the Challenge Bowl team for the last 3 years which includes two national quarterfinal placements and 2016 Cleveland Clinic Ohio regional Challenge Bowl Championship. In addition, he has served as the PA Program Steering Committee chair, Advisory Committee chair, Core Curriculum chair, Lunch and Learn Series chair, Student Society advisor, Admissions Committee member, and member of multiple search committees. He has also served Lake Erie College as the 2016 Education Planning and Policy Committee chair, Assessment Committee member, Academic Standards Committee member, and Faculty Senate member. In the community, he volunteers as a youth softball coach.His primary medical interests include emergency medicine, critical care, cardiology, pulmonology, infectious disease, procedures, sleep medicine, and nutrition. Personal interests include spending time with family, mixed martial arts, scuba diving, and videography. His personal mission is to develop new physician assistants that pass their boards on their first attempt and that he would trust with his life.