Assistant Professor Michael Cronyn, has an extensive career in medicine and medical education. He has had a career involved in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in clinical medicine. His primary responsibilities at ADU are to teach and support the didactic year PA students under the direction and leadership of the Academic Director and the Program Director. In addition, he assists the Clinical Director, providing support with the PA students throughout their clinical year.
Assistant Professor Michael Cronyn is a graduate from the University of Florida PA program, with honors, with a Bachelor of Health Science Degree in PA Studies in 1987. He then earned his Masters in PA Studies through the University of Nebraska, in Internal Medicine in 1999. Previously, Mr. Cronyn had earned his Nursing Degree in 1984 from the Florida State College. He is Board Certified as a Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Advanced Diabetes Management Specialist, and is a Nationally Certified Diabetes Educator. Former US Navy as an Operations Specialist 1975-1978.
He started teaching at ADU as an adjunct Professor in 2015. He was teaching the medical sections covering Endocrinology, along with hospital based introductions to the incoming PA classes. He has had both didactic and clinical experiences with the Adventist University PA Program, University of Florida PA Program, Nova Southeast PA Program, and the Mercer University PA Program, in various capacities since 2007.
Mr. Cronyn most recently worked at the Florida Diabetes & Endocrine Center in Orlando, Florida. He worked as a clinical provider to patients with diabetes and other endocrine health concerns. He worked in endocrinology inpatient and outpatient settings at Florida Hospital Orlando. He also was the lead inhouse clinical educator on Endocrinology to the Florida Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program. He has over 30 years of clinical experience in Primary Care, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He continues to volunteer and work part-time at the University of Central Florida. He provides medical oversight as the acting program advisor to the UCF Type 1 diabetes program for matriculating students with type 1 diabetes.
He has served as a featured speaker for the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, American Diabetes Association, American College Health Association, Florida Hospital Orlando, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Florida College of Health Nurses Association, and the National Kidney Foundation. He has received honors from Shepherd’s Hope as a Volunteer of the Year Recipient, and has earned the Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (DFAAPA). He was honored to be the feature graduation speaker at the inaugural graduating ADU PA Class of 2017. He is blessed to be known as Santa Claus on 34th Street for his volunteer work with children residing in the hospital during the holiday season.