Bradford Schwarz, M.S., PA-C

Division Director, Associate Professor, Division of Physician Assistant Studies

Brad Schwarz is the Division Director for the Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) Program at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences. He is returning to UK where he previously served as a professor and the inaugural site director for the physician assistant (PA) program at Morehead State University.

Prior to his return to UK, Brad worked at Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga. At Mercer, he developed the university’s PA program and served as a clinical associate professor, as well as the program’s first director. He has also served as an assistant professor and the associate program director of the PA program at Emory University.

Professor Schwarz was recently named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). As a Distinguished Fellow, he has served as an AAPA delegate to the Peoples Republic of China and as a House Delegate representative on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the state of Georgia.

He has also served in the U.S. Army and Air Force for 36 years and is a lieutenant colonel. Most recently he has served in Iraq as an Emergency Room provider, on Operation Season’s Greetings as the distinguished guests personal PA, and most recently the humanitarian mission “Operation Pacific Angel” to the Philippines. Currently, Schwarz is a member of the Kentucky Air Guard 123rd, serving on a Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) - Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) team.

The longer Professor Schwarz has remained in medicine, his adoration for primary care medicine has grown all the deeper; however, he maintains a distinct passion for the discipline of cardiology. He has previously worked in Interventional Cardiology and Pacing/Electrophysiology and has authored articles on atrial fibrillation, mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and dyslipidemia. His specific interests include medical ethics, battlefield trauma, heart failure, cardiac electrophysiology, ECG rhythm analysis, 12-lead ECG interpretation, advanced cardiac life support, and alternative treatments provided healthcare throughout the globe.

Professor Schwarz’s other interests include flying, kayaking and hiking the Appalachian trails.


Brad Schwarz

Bradford Schwarz, MS, PA-C
Division Director, Associate Professor

Room 201E Wethington Building
900 South Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200
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