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