Heather T. Porst, MMSc, MBA, PA-C

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

Emergency Medicine

Remote Medicine

Wilderness Medicine

Point of Care Ultrasound Education


MBA in Healthcare Administration, Colorado Technical University

MMSc in Physician Assistant Studies, Emory University

MS in Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University


I have been fortunate to have worked all over the United States as a PA in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care and Primary Care. I spent two seasons working in Antarctica as a medical provider for the United States Antarctic Program, and four months sailing around the world with Semester at Sea as a faculty, staff and student healthcare provider. I joined the Pacific University PA Program in August 2017 as clinical faculty and I’m focused on implementing ultrasound education into the didactic curriculum, while supporting our students during their clinical year. When not working I’m an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast, and enjoy spending my free time exploring the Pacific Northwest.