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Steven Gaskins

Associate Professor and Physician Assistant Program Director

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Louisville Campus

Steven G Gaskins, MPAS, PA-C

Program Director and Chair

Associate Professor, Department of PA Studies

Sullivan University Physician Assistant Program


Steve Gaskins is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program with a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and Certificate of Physician Assistant Studies. He earned his Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center Physician Assistant Program. Steve has over 30 years of medical practice experience including public health, pediatrics, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He practiced in North Carolina for seven years from 1994-2001.

Service has been an integral part of Steve’s career since returning to Kentucky in 2001. He served as Kentucky’s Alternate Delegate to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) House of Delegates for several years, President of Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) 2002-2005 and KAPA Government Affairs Chair 2005-2012, Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants (FCPA) President 2010-2012, and Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (KBML) PA Advisory Committee Vice-Chair 2004-2011.

The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences honored Steve as an Outstanding Alumni and Hall of Fame Inductee in 2007. He was awarded the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonel on two occasions, once for exemplary service to Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and again for dedicated service to Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants. KAPA honored him as Kentucky PA of the Year in 2006, 2008, and 2014.

Steve was invited to join Sullivan University in developing the Sullivan University Physician Assistant Program in 2012. He served as faculty and Director of Clinical Education until being chosen as the interim program director in June 2016. Steve was selected and is now privileged to be serving as Program Director of Sullivan University Physician Assistant Program since January 2017.