Ian Ward

Director of Pre-Clinical Education
Physician Assistant Program
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Office Location:
Tracey F. Smith Hall of Nursing & Health Sciences
Room 216M


Dr. Ian Ward gained a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Business Systems from Manchester University, England. He attended the Methodist University Physician Assistant Program, earning a Master of Medical Science degree. He completed his Doctor of Health Science degree, specializing in Health Education and Leadership, at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Ward worked as a project manager and business analyst for IBM and as a self-employed consultant, before making a mid-career change to become a physician assistant. His clinical experience includes working in behavioral medicine at Cape Fear Valley hospital and in Urgent Care. In August 2015, Dr. Ward joined the faculty at Methodist University Physician Assistant Program, where he served as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Program Assessment. He joined the faculty of Campbell University Physician Assistant Program in August 2018.

Dr. Ward is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the North Carolina Medical Board. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, a member of both the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the Physician Assistant Education Association.