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Ziemowit Tomasz Mazur, PhD, EdM, MS, PA-C

Associate Professor & Associate Program Director

Dr. Mazur is an Associate Professor and Associate Director at the Rosalind Franklin University Physician Assistant (PA) Program with over a decade of experience in clinical practice and academia. He earned his Master of Education degree in 2005, his Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree in 2010, and his PhD in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies in 2021. As a family and internal medicine PA, he continues to provide care for patients at the Interprofessional Community Clinic, a primary care clinic for the underserved and uninsured patients in North Chicago, IL.

He joined the university in 2010 and delivers instruction throughout the PA curriculum. His teaching philosophy reflects a strong commitment to interprofessional education and practice, incorporation of lifestyle medicine and health prevention measures, and strong emphasis on professional advocacy. He has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals related to the best practices in PA education, speaks regularly at seminars nationally, has served as an author and reviewer for a number of medical textbooks, and is a former recipient of the prestigious Don Pederson Research Grant from the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).

Dr. Mazur serves as a site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), a role he’s held since 2016. He was an elected appointee to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) House of Delegates representing the state of Illinois from 2015 to 2017. He has delivered board preparation (PANCE/PANRE) lectures to PAs and PA students nationally as faculty at Kaplan Medical, and regularly contributes to an exam question bank for McGraw Hill’s PA Exam Prep.

More recently, he was appointed to serve on the Diversity in Health Care Professions Task Force through the Illinois Department of Public Health, where he co-chairs the education sub-committee.  In 2016, he was inducted into Pi Alpha National Honor Society for PAs

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Program Director and Associate Professor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2021-present
  • Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2014-2021
  • Academic Coordinator, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2013-2014
  • Adjunct Faculty, Rush University Medical Center, 2012-2014
  • Instructor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2011-2014
  • Clinical Preceptor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2012-2013
  • Lecturer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2010-2011

Education

  • PhD Interprofessional Healthcare Studies
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL; May 2021
  • Evaluation of Lifestyle Healthcare Curriculum to Attain Interprofessional Competencies: A Mixed Methods Study
  • Cert Health Professions Education
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL; May 2014
  • MS Physician Assistant Studies
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL; May 2010
  • EdM Educational Organization and Leadership
    University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL; May 2005
  • BS Recreation, Sports, and Tourism (Concentration: Sports Management)
    University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL; May 2003

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA); 2011-present
  • Member, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA); 2010-present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA); 2010-present

Awards

  • Interprofessional Advocacy Award. 2021
  • College of Health Profession Outstanding Educator. 2017
  • College of Health Professions Outstanding Teacher Award. 2014

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. James K, Mazur Z, Statler M, Hegmann T, Landel G, Orcutt VL. MMI utilization in U.S. PA program admission processes. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education: The Official Journal of The Physician Assistant Education Association. July 2021. doi: 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000352.
  2. Mazur Z, Hanes SD, Kern D. Effect of a Clinical Case-Study Course on Physician Assistant and Pharmacy Students’ Interprofessional Care Competencies. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education: The Official Journal of The Physician Assistant Education Association. October 2019. doi:10.1097/JPA.0000000000000279.
  3. Baginski R, Buchs SR, Coombs JM, Duffy J, Garbas B, Honda T, Maloney-Johns A, Mazur, Z, Murfin, M, Statler, M, Thurnes, T. PAEA End of Rotation Exams Accurately Identify Students at Risk of Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam Failure. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education: The Official Journal of The Physician Assistant Education Association. October 2019. doi:10.1097/JPA.0000000000000274.

Book Chapters

  1. Srivastava S, Mazur Z. Pregnancy and Lactation: Nauseous and Cautious. In: Schwinghammer TL, Koehler JM, Borchert JS, Slain D, Park SK. eds. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach, 12e. McGraw Hill; Expected 2023 (in-review)
  2. Mazur, Z. Chapter 133: Tree Nut Allergy. The JAAPA QRS Review for PAs. Wolters Kluwer, 2022.
  3. Mazur, Z. Chapter 105: Primary Adrenal Insufficiency. The JAAPA QRS Review for PAs. Wolters Kluwer, 2022.
  4. Mazur, Z. Chapter 99: Hypogonadism. The JAAPA QRS Review for PAs. Wolters Kluwer, 2022.
  5. Srivastava S, Mazur Z. Pregnancy and Lactation: Pregnant and Then Some Level II. In: Schwinghammer TL, Koehler JM, Borchert JS, Slain D, Park SK. eds.Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach, 11e. McGraw Hill; 2020..

Textbook/Chapter Reviewer

  1. Endocrinologic Disorders: Diabetes Mellitus. Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice; 6th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2022.
  2. Pozgar GD: Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals (ed 5). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2020
  3. Endocrinologic Disorders: Chapter 43 Diabetes Mellitus. Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice; 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2019.
  4. Gonzales, P: The PA Rotation Exam Review (ed 1). Wolters Kluwer, 2018.