Eric Van Hecke

Clinical Assistant Professor

CB 149

After graduating from the Augsburg PA program in 2009, Eric served for one year in Iraq as a PA with the US Army. Returning in 2010 and for the following eight years, he continued his career in Emergency Medicine. He gained experience in both large, level one, emergency departments as well as small, rural community-based emergency departments. For the last several years, he has worked in critical-access, single-coverage provider EDs. He gained the NCCPA CAQ in Emergency Medicine in 2010. His passion for PA education has been a consistent theme throughout his career as he has precepted numerous students and has been a regular lecturer at several PA programs. As part of the Clinical Phase Faculty with Augsburg, Eric is committed to assisting students develop into dynamic, professional and competent medical providers in a constantly changing clinical environment. Outside of his work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Cyri and three children, Victor, Lily and Stella. He is an avid endurance athlete and has completed several marathons including consecutive Boston Marathons and has completed two half distance and one full distance Ironman triathlons.