Zachary T. Weik is an assistant professor at Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor of science in kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Health Science from Lock Haven University. He has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field. Prior to becoming a certified PA, Mr. Weik worked as an athletic trainer at Penn State and as an EMT in the Adirondack mountains. After completing his graduate training, Mr. Weik joined an orthopedic surgery practice in Virginia before relocating back to Pennsylvania in 2008.
He has experience in all surgical specialties, with a focus on vascular, trauma, and transplant surgery. He continues to work clinically at Lankenau Medical Center where he precepts PA students from multiple programs in and around Philadelphia. He is actively involved with the hospital's graduate medical education programs, assisting in clinical skills training for students and residents. He is an officer in the United States Air Force, serving as a medical provider in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and chief of a disaster response team. Being recognized as a subject matter expert in general surgery topics such as colorectal surgery, acute abdomen, and traumatic injuries, Mr. Weik has delivered lectures and presentations at multiple PA programs including Jefferson University, Drexel University, University of the Sciences, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His research interests include trauma, military medicine, and global health. He is currently working on a doctorate degree in Global Health.