Shaun Horak, DMSc, PA-C

Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor

Department of Medical Sciences
Physician Assistant Program

University of Nebraska Medical Center
984300 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4300

Academic Appointments:
Associate Program Director, Academic Director, Physician Assistant Program, College of Allied Health Professions, UNMC, 2021
Interim Program Director, PA Education, College of Allied Health Professions, UNMC, 2018-Oct 2019
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016-present

Doctorate of Medical Science, DMSc, University of Lynchburg, 2018
Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2003
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Biology Degree, Hastings College, 2001
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology Degree (Emphasis Health Care Practitioner), Hastings College, 2001

Certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants, 2003-present
Certificate Added Qualification (CAQ), Orthopedic Surgery, NCCPA
Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Provider
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
Pediatric Advanced Life Support for Healthcare Provider (Previously Held)
Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) (Previously Held)

Primary Program Responsibilities:
Interim Program Director
Academic Director for Physician Assistant Studies
Chair, Progress and Promotions Committee Physician Assistant Program
Chair, Physician Assistant Scholarship Committee
Coordinate and instruct in all PA specific courses

Horak S, Mathews W. Quantifying the Economic Value of a Physician Assistant in Orthopaedics: A Revenue-Based Comparison of Postoperative Care of a Physician Assistant Versus Surgeon. JBJS JOPA 2020; e19.00046

Institutional Service:
Member, Assessment & Outcomes Committee
Member, Interprofessional Education (IPE) Committee
Member, Alumni Association Committee
Member, Admissions Committee, CAHP
Member, Scholarship Committee, CAHP
Board Member, Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety
Member, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
Committee Member, College of Medicine, Center of Continuing Education (UNMC)

Clinical Experience:
Methodist Physicians Clinic Orthopedics, Omaha NE 2010-Current
Omaha Orthopedic Center, Omaha NE 2007-2010
Mayo Health System, Albert Lea Medical Center, Albert Lea MN 2004-2007
Rural Metro Ambulance Service, Lincoln and Hastings NE 1999-2001

American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow
Physician Assistant Education Association, Member
Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow
Liaison to the Board of Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants (Nebraska Patient Safety Coalition)