Master of Medical Science (MMS), Saint Francis University, 2011
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Emergency Health Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2005
Professor Matthew Caffey is originally from the Maryland/Baltimore region and began his career as an emergency medical technician and firefighter before advancing to paramedic and then critical care paramedic. He continued his journey in healthcare by becoming a PA in 2011 and specializing in Emergency Medicine. Of note, his PA career had an interesting turn early on by being one of a few PAs to live in Australia. From 2011 to 2015, he lived there as an academic, researcher and practitioner working for Charles Sturt University, Central Queensland University, and New South Wales Ambulance. Professor Caffey is also known for producing the first emergency and paramedic focused pharmacology reference text and then App in Australia (Emergency & Paramedic Pharmacology Guidelines or EPGuidelines) and doing conference topics in pharmacology throughout Australia.
After leaving Australia in 2015, Professor Caffey returned to the United States and began working as a PA and Assistant Professor for Loma Linda University (LLU) Medical Center. He was lead PA and preceptor for their Emergency Department for several years until moving to Neurology in 2018 and specializing in Epilepsy. Additionally, he taught regularly in LLU’s PA program and School of Cardiopulmonary Sciences for several allied health programs. Lastly, he decided that teaching would continue to be his lifelong passion in 2019 and started full-time teaching at a PA program in Florida for two years before joining the team at University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg’s PA Program in Fall 2021.
Professor Caffey continues to be clinically active working as a telemedicine provider for both family medicine and behavioral health. Otherwise, Professor Caffey is an avid traveler, dog person, movie buff, and video gamer.