Chatham University

Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Faculty and Staff

Matthew McKinsey, MPAS, PA-C

Matthew McKinsey, MPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor, Skills Coordinator
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2012

Academic Areas of Interest

Emergency Medicine, Pre-Hospital Medicine, Airway Management


Matthew McKinsey earned his Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience and psychology from Allegheny College, and completed his Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at Chatham University. He has been a practicing emergency medicine PA since 2008, and has been named both the emergency medicine preceptor of the year by Chatham University as well as the overall clinical preceptor of the year by the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to practicing as a PA, Matt was employed by the UPMC Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute as a transplant procurement specialist. He holds numerous firefighting, rescue, HazMat, and EMS certifications, and has been active in the fire service for over 13 years. He is a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, assigned to the 193rd Special Operations Wing of the Pennsylvania ANG, and is one of a handful of PA’s assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command – a branch of USSOCOM.


  • B.S. Allegheny College - Neuroscience & Psychology
  • MPAS, Chatham University - Physician Assistant Studies


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • ATLS
  • PALS
  • ACLS
  • American Heart Association - BLS Instructor
  • Firefighter I - International Accreditation for Fire Service Organizations
  • Emergency Medical Technician – Pennsylvania Dept of Health


  • Overall Preceptor of the Year – University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Program
  • Emergency Medicine Preceptor of the Year – Chatham University Physician Assistant Program


  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants - Fellow
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants - Fellow