Eastern Michigan University

Michael Guerra, MS, PA-C

Associate Professor

230 Rackham Building


Michael Guerra joined Eastern Michigan University in October 2012 as Associate Professor. He is a physician assistant with almost 30 years of clinical practice experience in family medicine, urgent care and cardiac surgery. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy Physician Assistant Program and has been a clinical preceptor and clinical medicine guest lecturer for 25 years.

He previously held an appointment as Assistant Professor in the University of Toledo Department of Physician Assistant Studies from 2001-2007. He had a clinical appointment in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Michigan where he collaboratively performed new patient consultations in the mitral valve clinic from 2009-2012. He continues to work clinically in primary care medicine at IHA and through volunteering at the Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti.

Research Interests

Identifying and evaluating antibiotic prescribing behaviors among primary care clinicians in the management of uncomplicated respiratory tract infections.

Evaluating the impact of modifiable lifestyle variables (exercise, BMI and body fat, nutritional, occupational stress, etc.) on the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Early detection, evaluation and management of structural mitral valve disease associated with mitral regurgitation.

Honors and Awards

2003: Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence: The University of Toledo

2003: Student Involvement Award / Outstanding Faculty Advisor: The University of Toledo

2002: Deans Scholar Award: University of Detroit Mercy College of Health Professions

1994 - 1997: Recognition Award: National Board Exam Review Workshop University of Detroit Mercy

The Physician Assistant Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090