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Jason Hare grew up in Southwest Pennsylvania, completing a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training with a biology minor from Waynesburg University in 1998. After post-baccalaureate work at the University of Virginia in Athletic Training, he taught Special Education Biology and was the Head Athletic Trainer for Langley High School in the Fairfax County Public School System in Northern VA for 3 years prior to returning to SW PA to attend Chatham University for his Master's in Physician Assistant, graduating in 2005. Clinically, Hare worked for one year at UPMC Sports Medicine in orthopedic surgery followed by 8 years in inpatient Primary Care at UPMC WPIC. He began taking PA students for clinical education at his WPIC workplace, as well as lecturing in the University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Program in 2011, and was hired as full-time faculty as an Assistant Professor in January of 2014. Hare teaches the Clinical Medicine course series for the PA Studies Program, and Physiology and Pathophyiology for the Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science.  His research interests include PA education and assessment, as well as medically underserved populations. He serves as the PA Faculty Advisor to the Pitt Primary Care Progress organization, which works to encourage students in all healthcare-related fields to pursue Primary Care positions, and provides interprofessional education to Pitt health sciences students. 

Awards and Honors

Physician Assistant Educator of the Year, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

​Inducted to Pi Alpha, the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants


Department of Physician Assistant Studies


Physician Assistant Studies
Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science