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Mitch Kampmeyer, MPAS, PA-C

Resident Physician Assistant, Department of Critical Care Medicine

A native to southwest Pennsylvania, Mitch Kampmeyer is the first resident physician assistant in the UPMC system undertaking a one-year residency in critical care medicine under the direction of the CCM Chief of Service, Scott Gunn, MD.

After earning his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh, Mitch began his career in the PUH Emergency Department as an advanced patient care technician while training as a paramedic.  During this time he took interest in critical care and eventually accepted a position in the Department of Emergency Medicine as a research specialist working with the multicenter Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium trials in cardiac arrest and trauma surgery.  Additionally, he was technical advisor to the UPMC Post-Cardiac Arrest Service aiding in the development of the service’s database and performing minor research of his own.  He then transitioned to the Department of Critical Care Medicine where he was a clinical research coordinator primarily for the ProCESS and PROMMTT trials, sepsis and massive transfusion studies respectively.

Mitch was a member of the inaugural class of the University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Program graduating in 2011.  At this time he collaborated with Dr. Gunn to begin the Physician Assistant Residency in Critical Care Medicine in 2012.  This residency is modeled after the department’s Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program for physician fellows and consists of various forms of educational and clinical opportunities including ICU rounds, lectures, journal club, simulation sessions and mentorship among others.


Education & Training




University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, Pittsburgh, PA



Exercise Science

University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA



Physician Assistant

UPMC Critical Care Medicine Residency, Pittsburgh, PA

Resident PA


Critical Care Medicine