Steven HunterResearch and Outcomes Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Program Faculty
Professor Hunter grew up in North Western Pennsylvania, and after graduating from Saegertown High School in 2006, he attended Gannon University in Erie, PA. He earned his Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) in 2010, minoring in Biology, and fulfilled the requirements for Master of Physician Assistant Science (MPAS) in 2011, at Gannon University. He completed his graduate research on a Salary Analysis of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant’s in Pennsylvania, presented at the annual Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Conference. He continued his educational pursuit subsequently earning his second graduate degree, Master of Public Administration (MPA), with an administrative track focus in 2015 from Gannon University.
During his time at Gannon University, he was on the executive board for Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society, Gannon University Society for Physician Assistant Students, and Delta Sigma Phi Social Fraternity. He also served as a University Ambassador.
After graduating, he began his career working as a Physician Assistant at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA within the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery division, as lead physician assistant within the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) clinic, amongst close collaboration with the Cardiology division for patient care. In addition, he also was adjunct faculty for Gannon University’s Physician Assistant Program through April 2017. Subsequently, Professor Hunter transitioned to Emergency Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital in 2013, in partnership with Allegheny Health Network and US Acute Care Solutions, where he currently practices and serves as lead advanced practice provider. During his early career, Professor Hunter found a passion for education as much as patient care.
He is a professional member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA), as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). In addition, he is also a member of the National Clinical Governance Board (NCGB) as an advance practice provider member serving on the Governance and Leadership Committee for US Acute Care Solutions. Furthermore, he continues to serve his alumni community as Leadership and Growth Advisor for the Gannon University Delta Sigma Phi Gamma Rho Chapter Alumni Control Board.
His primary medical interests include emergency medicine, critical care, procedures and diagnostics, in addition to cardiothoracic and vascular specialties. He is currently NCCPA board certified, and maintains DEA, BLS and ACLS certifications for clinical practice.
During his free time, he enjoys traveling, and outdoor activities including hiking, biking, running and skiing, as well as reading. His personal mission is to guide PA students into their future professions by stimulating intellectual curiosity, personal development and community involvement in preparation for success.