Carolyn Knox, M.S., PA-C

Academic Coordinator
Clinical Assistant Professor

Carolyn (Carrie) Knox is an Academic Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor for the Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program. Carrie also continues to practice as a PA in family medicine.

Carrie graduated from the Gannon University Physician Assistant Program in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1984, cum laude. She joined a group of plastic surgeons in Erie upon graduation and worked there for 5 years, assisting with surgeries and seeing patients pre-and post-operatively. In 1989 she became an instructor and clinical coordinator for the Gannon PA Program. While at Gannon, she completed her Master's degree in Psychology/Community Counseling and graduated summa cum laude in 1996. In 1997 she was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor. Carrie provided classroom instruction and performed clinical coordinator duties at the Gannon program for 25 years, before joining the Lake Erie program in 2014. During that time, she remained active in clinical practice. She worked in family medicine and rehabilitative medicine, and currently practices one day per week at UPMC Lakeside Family Medicine in Conneaut Lake, PA. She treats patients of all ages, for both acute and chronic illnesses.

Carrie has published numerous articles, including topics on macular degeneration, childhood depression, rosacea and the use of acetaminophen in children. She has been on numerous grant committees, faculty search committees, as well as Faculty Research, Safety, and Student Affairs committees.

She is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants and serves as Vice Chair of the Awards Committee. She is also a member of the Membership Committee and has served on the committee responsible for organizing the Silent Auction at the annual conference.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants granted her Distinguished Fellow status in 2010.

She is a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Carrie has been a volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity, Erie Chapter and served as the chair of the Family Selection committee. She has participated in numerous service activities over the years and feels that giving back to the community through community service is very important.

In her free time she likes to garden, golf, downhill ski, read and travel.