Physician Assistant Program - Fort Lauderdale
Faculty & Staff
William H. Marquardt - M.A., PA, DFAAPA
Professor Marquardt is the Associate Dean for Physician Assistant Education, responsible for coordinating the programs, activities and resources of the four NSU Physician Assistant programs. He was the Program Director and Chair of the Physician Assistant Department at the Fort Lauderdale program from 2002 - 2008. Before joining the NSU faculty, he was Director of Clinical Education at the Shenandoah University Physician Assistant Program in Winchester Virginia, and was Director of the Clinical Curriculum at the George Washington University Physician Assistant Program. Prior to his full-time involvement with Physician Assistant education, he was the Clinic Director for the Department of Neurology at the George Washington University Medical Center, following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force in 1990.
During his twenty-four year military career Mr. Marquardt served as a pharmacy technician for eight years prior to being accepted for training as a physician assistant in Texas and Arizona. His subsequent assignments as a Physician Assistant included two tours at Bolling AFB, DC and two tours in the Pentagon as well as an assignment as Instructor Supervisor at the Air Force's School of Health Care Sciences Physician Assistant Program in Texas. He retired with the rank of Major.
Mr. Marquardt has been actively involved with the Physician Assistant profession for many years. On the national level, Mr. Marquardt served one term as a Director-at-Large and two, two-year terms as Secretary of the American Academy of Physician Assistants before being elected President-Elect in 1991 and serving as AAPA President in 1992-93. He also served a three-year term as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Association of Physician Assistant Programs, representing the interests of the more than one hundred thirty-five physician assistant training programs in the United States. As a Physician Assistant educator, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He was an officer of the Society of Air Force Physician Assistants for ten years, serving as President in 1988.
Professor Marquardt has been elected to membership in Alpha Eta, the National Society devoted to Scholarship in Allied Health, and to Pi Alpha, the National Honor Society for the PA Profession.
Mr. Marquardt graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine with a Bachelors Degree as a Physician Assistant in 1976. He also has a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University.
Mr. Marquardt resides in Davie, Florida.