CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs

Sep 13, 2023 2:17 PM

Dr. Todd Doran


Dr. Doran is appointed Professor and Department Chair & Program Director of the Physician Assistant Medicine Program at Frostburg State University. He was previously Professor and Director for PA Admissions at the University of Tampa from 2018-2022. He has been faculty at multiple PA Programs in a variety of roles for the past ten years; notably Professor, Vice Chair and Associate Program Director at Meharry Medical College in 2018, and Associate Professor, Division Chief & Program Director at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center from 2014-2017. Prior to that, he was Senior Associate in Urologic Surgery in the Department of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University from 2004-2014. He started as a PA in the US Navy from 1995-2004, working in multiple specialties and deployed with 1st Marines in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom earning multiple decorations.


Dr. Doran is presently a site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). He has held multiple state, national, and committee leadership positions involving legislative, continuing education, and clinical matters related to PA practice. He received his Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine from Willamette University in 1989, Master’s in Human Performance from Oregon State University in 1997, Physician Assistant from University of Washington in 1997, and completed his doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University in May 2015.