Margaret King-Schumacher, PA-C, MJ

Assistant Professor
College of Health Professions
Physician Assistant Department
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
Phone: 847.578.8302
Fax: 847.578.8690


Saint Louis University (1984-1988)   

Bachelor of Medical Science

Physician Assistant Certificate 


Norwalk Hospital/Yale University (1988-1989)

PA Surgical Resident


Loyola University, School of Law (1994-1996)

Master in Jurisprudence (M.J.) in Health Law


Harvard School of Public Health (1996)

Summer Institute in Quantitative Methods


Academic Experience: 

Assistant Professor:  Rosalind Franklin University, Physician Assistant Department, North Chicago, Illinois (Sept. 2008-present).


Consultant:  Cedar Bluffs CME, Nashville, Tennessee (June 2007-2009).


Assistant Professor:  Midwestern University, Physician Assistant Program, Downers Grove, Illinois (February 2000-February 2001).


Adjunct Faculty:  Midwestern University, Physician Assistant Program, Downers Grove, Illinois (January 1998-Febuary 2000 and September 1995 – October 1996).

Instructor:   Midwestern University, Physician Assistant Program, Downers Grove, Illinois (October 1996-December 1997).

NCCPA Grant Recipient:  Incorporation of “reflection-in-action” in the Physician Assistant student standardized patient based performance exam – Could this improve PA student competency?   

National Presentations: 

Co-Facilitator, Academic Law Workshop, PAEA Conference, New Orleans, November 2011.

Co-Facilitator Academic Law Workshop, PAEA Conference, Portland Oregon, November 2009.

Cedar Bluffs PA NCCPA Board Review, speaker for Gastrointestinal Overview (June 2008) and Overview of Hematology Disorders (May 2009).  


King, M.:  An 11-year-old Boy with Abdominal Pain, Nausea and Blood Streaked Diarrhea.  Physician Assistant Journal, March 1990.


King, M., Editor:  Health Law Update, Loyola University Newsletter, October 1995.


Hanzal, Marilyn:  Data Bank on Doctors Paying Dividends.  Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Contributed, December 1995.


Hanzal, Marilyn:  Telemedicine:  Beam Me Up Doctor.  Chicago daily law Bulletin, Contributed, March 1996.   


King-Schumacher, M., Derm-a-dilemma, JAAPA, (2001).


King-Schumacher, M.; Knott, P.; Grivas, T editors:  5th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities, vol. 4 suppl 1, April 2008. 

King-Schumacher, M.; Colomb-Lippa, D.; Mercantini Klingler, A.:  Quick Recertification Review Series:  Alzheimer’s Disease, JAAPA (July 2009)

Clinical Experience: 

Occupational Medicine:  Physician Assistant, United Airlines, O’Hare Medical Department, Chicago, Illinois (January 1998 – March 2000).


Emergency Medicine:  Physician Assistant, Gottlieb Hospital, Emergency Department, Melrose Park, Illinois (November 1996 – May 1998). 


Pediatrics: Physician Assistant, Stratford Pediatrics, Bloomingdale, Illinois (December 1995-November 1996). 


Neurosurgery:  Physician Assistant, Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

(September 1990-September 1995).


General Surgery:  Surgical Staff Physician Assistant, Department of Surgery, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut (September 1989-September 1990).



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