Pat Kenney-Moore joined the OHSU PA Program in April 1995 prior to the matriculation of the inaugural class and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the academic curriculum. She served as the Academic Coordinator until 2018 and continues as the Associate Director of the program. She is responsible for course directing a number of courses and is a frequent lecturer throughout the academic year.
She is a graduate of the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the University of Southern California (USC). She subsequently completed a Master of Science degree in Postsecondary, Adult and Continuing Education and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership: Postsecondary Education from Portland State University.
Pat’s clinical background includes family medicine and general internal medicine and she continues to maintain a part time clinical practice at a free clinic with an underserved patient population.
At OHSU, Pat was recently promoted to Professor in the Division of Physician Assistant Education - the first physician assistant at OHSU to achieve that academic distinction.
In addition to her program responsibilities, she serves on a number of committees within the School of Medicine and the University. Locally she is a member of the Governmental Affairs committee for the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants and has previously served as president of the organization. She is on the Board of Trustees for the Oregon Medical Association and has volunteered on a national level with the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. In 2018 she was elected to the Board of Directors for the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and has received several honors including Oregon PA of the Year in 2005, OHSU School of Medicine Faculty Excellence in Education Award for 2004-2005, Excellence in Academic Teaching for 2007, 2008 and 2009, and an OHSU Student Council Faculty Award in 2012. In 2016 she was awarded the national Master Faculty award from the Physician Assistant Education AssociationRead more