Physician Assistant Program - Southwest Florida

Faculty and Staff

Frederick Paola, M.D., J.D.
Medical Director

Federick PaolaDr. Paola is a graduate of Stony Brook University (B.S. in Biochemistry 1980), the Yale University School of Medicine (M.D. 1984) and the NYU School of Law (J.D. 1991).

He has been involved in graduate and undergraduate bioethics education since completing his formal education in 1991.

From 1996 through 2003 he was core faculty in the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida, and in that capacity participated in the ethics education of USF's third and fourth year medical students, as well as its medical residents. In 2003, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine. In 2004 he became Medical Director of the NSU PA Program SW FL, and currently is Professor, Health Professions Division, NSU, as well as Affiliate Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, USF.