Physician Assistant Studies

Director's Message


On January 1, 2015, Emery Wilson, MD, joined the CHS Department of Clinical Sciences in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies as the Interim Division and Program Director. The position was formerly held by Bradford Schwarz, M.S., PA-C, who joined the Lexington Veterans Administration Hospital as a hospitalist.

Wilson served as Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for 17 years, where he serves as Emeritus Dean. After completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and serving in the U.S. Air Force, he held a faculty position and completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Harvard Medical School. He returned to the UK College of Medicine faculty in 1976, where he served as a professor of obstetrics and gynecology in addition to his administrative duties. He earned a national reputation for his work as a reproductive endocrinologist. In 1985, one of his patients had Kentucky’s first successful pregnancy by in-vitro fertilization.