Josh Knox
Josh Knox, PA-C, M.A.Marquette University

Physician Assistant Studies, Room 423

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-8483

Assistant Director of Curriculum, Clinical Professor

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Josh Knox received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He worked in infectious disease research for Dr. Dennis Maki before completing his professional PA education at UW-Madison in 2000. Josh completed a post-graduate clinical fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Medical College of and practiced GI and Hepatology at Froedtert Hospital until 2009. Josh currently practices emergency medicine part-time, works at the Marquette Student Health Clinic and serves as the associate director of the Marquette University Emergency Medicine Post-graduate PA program. His areas of clinical expertise include gastroenterology, hepatology, emergency medicine, public health, and evidence-based medicine.

Mr. Knox is active in social justice and public health issues in Milwaukee and abroad including volunteer service for organizations serving persons who are victims of violence, persons experiencing homelessness, global health and food insecurity. Josh’s educational research interests include application of sociocultural learning theory and Jesuit pedagogy to PA education, curricular development, quality improvement in assessment, postgraduate PA education, health literacy and simulation in healthcare education. Josh serves as the program facilitator for the National Health Service Corps and as a grant reviewer for HRSA educational training grants.  Mr.  Knox is committed to a culture of inclusion at Marquette and has represented the PA program on the President’s Task Force on Equity and Inclusion and the UAS -Committee on Diversity and Equity.  He currently serves on the University Health Care Task Force. Mr.  Knox has been the receipt of the Marquette Way-Klinger Teaching Enhancement Award, the Marquette Community-Engaged Faculty Teaching Award, the Biz Times Health Care Hero-Community Service Award, the College of Health Science Dorothy H. Wood Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2019 WAPA Foundation, Wisconsin Physician Assistant of the Year.


  • M.A. Education-Curriculum & Instruction. Marquette University, 2011
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology post-graduate PA fellowship. Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000-2001.
  • PA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000.
  • B.S., University of Illinois-Chicago, 1994.

Courses Taught

  • PHAS 7301 - Clinics and Procedures I
  • PHAS 7302 - Clinics and Procedures II
  • PHAS 7303 - Clinics and Procedures III
  • PHAS 7093 - Clinical Medicine III
  • PHAS 7235 - Emergency Medicine
  • PHAS 7095 - Public Health
  • PHAS 7080 - Evidence Based Practice I (Facilitator)
  • PHAS 7997 - Master's Capstone (Advisor)
  • PBHE 4667 - Public Health Capstone - Project Design (Undergraduate)
  • PBHE 4997 - Public Health Capstone Project (Undergraduate) 

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2000-present
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistant Studies, 2000-present
  • Member, Physician Assistant Educational Association, 2009-present
  • Member, Society of Point of Care Ultrasound, 2021-present


  • Licensed Physician Assistant, State of Wisconsin
  • Nationally Certified Physician Assistant
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified
  • Casic Life Support Certified
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified