Henry Lemke, DHSc, PA-C

Director of Didactic Education, Professor
Physician Assistant Studies

Henry (Hank) Lemke is a certified PA and Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. His interest in education began in the Air Force where he became director of their PA program in 1995. He is founding director of the UNTHSC PA program at Fort Worth TX and is a past-President of the Society of Air Force Physician Assistants and the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. In 2015, he was awarded the Master Faculty Award by the Physician Assistant Education Association.


  • Bachelor of Science Physician Associate degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1982
  • Master of Medical Science, St. Francis University 1995
  • Doctor of Health Science, Nova Southeastern University 2012


  • 1995 United States Air Force Physician Assistant of the Year
  • USAF Meritorious Service Medal, awarded 1990, 1993, 1996
  • USAF Commendation Medal, awarded 1980 and 1986
  • 2015 PA Education Association Master Faculty Award Recipient
  • 2008 – Elected to Pi Alpha National Honor Society
  • 2007-2013 Commissioner, Accreditation Review Commission for Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Member, Manuscript Review Panel, Journal of Physician Assistant Education

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