Michael Guerra

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Health Promotion and Human Performance

230 Rackham

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Michael Guerra joined Eastern Michigan University in October of 2012 as associate professor. He is a physician assistant with 32 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 the Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti.

Professional Awards and Recognition

  • 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

Scholarly/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.