Alan Gindoff, DHSc, PA-C

Alan Gindoff

Chair, Program Director
Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine

Alan Gindoff DHSc, PA-C is associate professor and chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University. He began his career in PA Education in 2001 and has been a clinically practicing PA in primary care since 1992. Dr. Gindoff has been an item writer for the Physician Assistant Educational Association (PAEA) and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). He currently serves as a site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

The son of an Officer in the United States Air Force, Dr. Gindoff grew up in Africa and Europe before returning to the United States for high school and college. During his time in Chad he developed a strong desire to help those who were medically underserved. Upon graduation from PA school he was a Commissioned Office in the United States Public Health Service and then worked in Texas as a solo-provider in a medically underserved rural health clinic.

Dr. Gindoff has been married for 23 years and is the proud father of 3 children. In his free time he enjoys reading, running, biking, swimming, kayaking, hiking, and fishing.


  • BS, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • PA, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • MPAS, University of Nebraska
  • DHSc, Nova Southeastern University

Areas of Interest

The patient history, physical examination, endocrinology, nephrology, neurology and ophthalmology.

Student mentoring and remediation

Academic leadership

Courses Taught (Course Name/Unit)

Course Director

  • PADP 6200 History and Physical Exam I

Course Instructor

  • PADP 6500 Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics
  • PADP 6150 Clinical Medicine
  • PADP 6010 Diagnostic Methods I & II
  • PADP 6220 History and the Physical Examination III
  • PADP 6690 Introduction to Clinical Practice