Cheri Hendrix

Cheri HendrixCheri Hendrix, DHEd, MSBME, PA-C, DFAAPA, assistant dean for Physician Assistant Education, program director and associate professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)/Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) Collaborative Physician Assistant Program, is responsible for the overall coordination, management, and leadership of PA education at both UMB and AACC.

She earned her doctorate in health education from AT Still University in 2011 and her Master of Science in Engineering and Applied Physics of Biomedicine from Johns Hopkins University in 1998. A 2003 graduate of the UMB/AACC PA program, Hendrix completed a postgraduate PA residency in general surgery at Duke University Medical Center in 2004. Her practice as a certified PA spans a multitude of specialties including general, vascular, and thoracic surgery, emergency medicine, and urgent care. 

Hendrix has spent the majority of her career in higher education; her passion in developing students' critical thought process at the graduate and postgraduate levels has allowed her to excel in her roles in PA education. She is a highly sought-after lecturer on the national stage and has earned a solid reputation for curriculum development that cultivates critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills in PA students and medical residents. She is wholly committed to the recognition, identification, and recommendation of academic and clinical opportunities that improve standards, practices, and procedures, creating a campus culture of inclusion and equity.