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Ryan Clancy

Ryan J. Clancy


Associate Clinical Professor; Clinical Instructor; Co-Director of Clinical Education


Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant Department

267.359.5767 P
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1601 Cherry Street, Room 628

Ryan J. Clancy is co-director of clinical education and clinical instructor for the Drexel Physician Assistant Department. He has responsibilities in the didactic year and clinical year serving as the course director for the Clinical Skills III course and as the course director for the Primary Care Practicum I/II clinical rotations. He is also the faculty advisor to the WW Oaks Physician Assistant Student Society. Clancy graduated in 2004 from the George Washington University Physician Assistant Program, where he was a National Health Service Corps Scholar. He received a Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology from The University of Maryland in 2000 with a specialization in Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University in 1997 with a major in Health and Exercise Science and minors in Chemistry and Biology.

Clinically, Clancy has practiced exclusively as a primary care Physician Assistant treating the medically underserved in Philadelphia. He has worked at Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc first with their Medical Outreach to the Homeless Department and then at their satellite office, Fairmount Primary Care Center @ Horizon House, as a provider in the joint primary and behavioral healthcare Integration Project with Horizon House, Inc. Currently, he continues to work part time clinically in a local urgent care/occupational medicine facility each week.


Primary Care, Occupational and Emergency Medicine, Behavioral Medicine

Research Interests:

Clancy's main research interest includes primary and behavioral healthcare integration as a means to decrease comorbidities in patients with severe persistent mental illness.

Professional Society:

Clancy maintains professional affiliation with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA), where he also serves on the state society's awards committee. He is a board certified Physician Assistant.