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Courtney Geis Ercole, MSW, MHS, PA-C

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Courtney Geis Ercole


Assistant Clinical Professor

Physician Assistant Department

Courtney graduated from the Catholic University of America in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. She went on to Temple University where she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work. After graduation in 1994, she worked for 10 years at MossRehab, both as a clinical social worker in the traumatic brain injury unit, as well as a clinical liaison. In 2012, Courtney graduated from the Hahnemann/Drexel University Physician Assistant Program. She worked as a primary care physician assistant for eight years.

Courtney is a Board member and volunteer for Doctors of the Americas and has been on several medical trips to El Salvador. She is also involved in the Philadelphia Organization, Health News Works, whose mission is to encourages and engage elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers and confident communicators.

Courtney’s guiding principal is servant leadership. She is also an advocate of developmental theorist and humanist psychologist, Dr. Abraham Maslow.

On a personal note, Courtney lives in Philadelphia with her husband Chuck and their three children. She is an avid Bruce Springsteen fan and has seen The Boss perform live many times!

Professional Society

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA)
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFA)

Research Interests

Trauma informed care, global and community health.


Primary Care

MHS, Hahnemann/Drexel University, 2012
Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program
Philadelphia, PA

MSW, Temple University, 1994
Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work, The Catholic University of America, 1989
Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program
Washington, D.C.