Tenured Assistant Professor & Director of Physician Assistant Graduate Program
Mercy College

Lorraine Cashin

Lorraine Cashin is currently a tenured Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Physician Assistant Studies at Mercy College. She has been a physician assistant for 15 years. Professor Cashin earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Mercy College, graduating as a member of Mercy's first class in the Physician Assistant Studies program. Prior to joining Mercy College, Professor Cashin was an adjunct professor at Long Island University and a practicing PA focusing on emergency medicine. While at the Nassau University Medical Center, she was the Director of PA Services and Director of the Sexual Assault Program. Professor Cashin's passion for community service began early in her career. She has engaged in numerous medical missions to medically underserved areas in Rwanda and Tanzania. In Rwanda, she helped establish one of the first HIV clinics serving women that were HIV positive or at high risk. Professor Cashin has continued her international service work as Director of the PA Program leading students and faculty on medical missions to Mali, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Closer to home, Professor Cashin leads her students and faculty to underserved communities of the Bronx using the Program's Mobile Health Vehicle to provide health screenings and education. Professor Cashin's hope is to instill the desire to perform community service in all of her students.