Kathy Clift, MSPAS, MTH, PA-C

Associate Professor, PA/MPH (Vallejo)


I have been a practicing Physician Assistant for almost 30 years. I transitioned into teaching five years ago. I found teaching medicine to be challenging but very rewarding. I also hold a Master's degree in Theology. I facilitate a Women's Theology group and social justice workshops in my community. On a personal note, I have been married for 30 years and have a household full of fur babies (4 dogs). My husband and I love to travel and have had the privilege of living and working overseas.


  • Master Physician Assistant Studies                                                                       
    Pace University, New York, New York
  • Master of Theology                                                                                                                                                                                                               University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 
  • Physician Assistant Certification/Bachelor of Science                                                                                                           
    George Washington University, District of Columbia
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Arts Biology                                                                                                                                                                                                        University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year 2018, 2020, 2021

Recent Publications

Clift K, Rizzolo D. Vaccine Myths and Misconceptions. JAAPA. 2014; 27(8):21-25.

Teaching Responsibilities

Clinical Medicine, Clinical Pathophysiology and Diagnostic Studies. Immunology series in the Principles of Basic Science course