Dr. Jeremy Welsh, DHSc, PA-C, EM-CAQ, Program Director

Jeremy WalshFounding Department Chair and Program Director

Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Medicine

Dr. Jeremy M. Welsh is founding department chair, program director, and associate professor of Physician Assistant Medicine with primary responsibility for outlining the structure and curriculum of the proposed program of study. He is working in conjunction with Dr. Dan Johnson, medical director, to design an advanced curriculum for future students. He also practices emergency medicine on a part-time basis with Centra Emergency Services.   

Dr. Welsh is a native of Syracuse, N.Y. Prior to entering PA school, he completed his undergraduate degree from Utica College with a major in biology, and worked as a firefighter and EMT for South Onondaga Fire Department. He graduated from the Le Moyne College Physician Assistant program in 2003, earned his master’s degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2008, and earned his doctorate degree from A.T. Still University in 2010. He is a 2012 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law with a graduate certificate in health and hospital law, as well as a 2014 graduate of Philadelphia University with a graduate certificate in disaster medicine and management. Before joining Lynchburg College, he was the founding director of clinical education at Clarkson University and practiced emergency medicine in Syracuse and Potsdam, New York. Throughout his career in emergency medicine Dr. Welsh has held multiple hospital administrative positions along with faculty appointments.

Dr. Welsh was awarded a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Emergency Medicine, a distinction earned by meeting license, education, and experience requirements and then passing an exam in the specialty. 

Dr. Welsh’s passion for PA education focuses on both medical education and the development of well-rounded and engaged individuals that will continue the future of this profession.

Areas of Interest and Research:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Healthcare Management
  • Defensive Medicine
  • Physician Assistant Future Practice and Legality
  • Disaster Medicine and Preparedness