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Catherine Letherer, MS, MBA, PA-C

Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Academic Director of PA Education
Physician Assistant Studies

Office Phone: (951) 552-8298
Office Location: Health Sciences Building, G118
Office Hours: By email or phone appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
MS, MBA, PA-C Health Care Administration Western Governors University 2013
MS Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Quinnipiac University 1996
BA Sociology University of California, San Diego 1992
  • Courses Taught

    Clinical Skills, Geriatrics, Clinical/Adult Medicine, Global Health Engagement

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Cardiology, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Quality Measures Development, Chronic Care Management

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Western University of Health Sciences - Assistant Professor (2012-2020)
    Mt. San Antonio Gardens - Residential Health Services Clinic Provider, Interdisciplinary Teamwork. (Since 2018)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Co-author: "Review of The Watchman Device as a Stroke Prevention Modality in Atrial Fibrillation." Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA), Oct. 2021.

    Co-Author: “Advancements in Screening and Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation.” The Cardiology Advisor, 10 Feb. 2020).

    Author: “Cord Blood Stem Cells: A Potential Alternative to Bone Marrow,” Clinician Review, Feb., 1998, v.8, No. 2.

    Author: “Health Care Needs of the Elderly,” Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, May, 1996.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Grace Church La Verne, La Verne, CA
    EveryOne Free, Purpose Church, Pomona, CA

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Mexico Missions - Team leader with Western Christian Schools
    World Medical Missions (Samaritan's Purse) - S. Sudan, Thailand, volunteer provider
    Kunming International Clinic - China, volunteer clinic provider
    Sufficiency of Scripture Ministries - Uganda, volunteer provider.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Gardening, hiking, cooking, camping, traveling, and being the best mom and wife I can be!

  • Personal Philosophy

    "God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago," Ephesians 2:8-9.

    I seek to share what I've been entrusted as a steward of knowledge and experiences for the growth and mentoring of future health care professionals. I am passionate about the impact that we can make as servant leaders in the growing field of PA for the glory of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ!