DMSc, MBA, PA-C, RRT, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Academic Coordinator, Physician Assistant Program
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 



  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Hematology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Nutrition
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Radiology


  • COVID-19 and its long-term complications Human Physiology Acute respiratory distress syndrome Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Pulmonary embolism


  • AAS, Nassau Community College
  • BS, Touro College
  • MBA, Louisiana State University at Shreveport
  • DMSc, University of Lynchburg

Academic Profile

Published work includes: venous thromboembolism and the appropriate anticoagulants

Over the past several years, Dr. Obas has been developing his skills in the clinical setting, specifically critical care physician assistant (PA) training and he has now joined the Fairleigh Dickinson University PA Program as the full-time academic coordinator. Dr. Obas also previously served the same role at the University of Bridgeport PA Program as well as the role of Clinical Coordinator at the Wagner College PA Program. He was the chief PA in critical care at South Nassau Communities Hospital and was able to create a training program that allowed the hospital to employ new graduate physician assistants. He was responsible for PA training, developing a program curriculum and work schedules as well as an employee performance evaluation format for critical care physician assistants.

Dr. Obas is a graduate of Touro College Physician Assistant Program. He received his MBA from LSU at Shreveport and his doctoral degree from the University of Lynchburg. He is a board-certified physician assistant, who specializes in Pulmonary, and critical care and is certified in Sleep Medicine.  Other certifications consist of ATLS, FCCS, RPsgt, and NIH stroke.  His clinical experience includes Hematology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Cardiology, and Emergency medicine.

Dr. Obas has been in academia for over 25 years, beginning as an adjunct professor in various colleges and universities, transitioning to full-time professor. He has taught various courses in clinical medicine and basic sciences. Courses taught include pulmonary medicine, cardiology, hematology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, neurology, anatomy, physiology, medical microbiology, laboratory medicine, radiology, and electrocardiography. He has many interests in medicine and has published works on venous thromboembolism –

Important Note: Faculty profiles may include links to one or more non-FDU websites, including websites self-maintained by faculty to provide additional information about their publications, scholarly pursuits, and other information of interest. If you click on these links, you will be leaving the FDU-maintained website and will be directed to a site that is not under the control of FDU. FDU is not responsible for the content or accessibility of linked non-FDU websites. If, however, you experience a problem with the content or accessibility of a linked website, please contact us using the information on our Accessibility page.