Matt Cruikshank grew up in the Mid Atlantic area and has been a certified Physician Assistant since 2006. He attended Houghton College where he received a BA in Biology and went on to complete his Masters in Physician Assistant studies from Towson University. He has always had an interest in practicing Emergency Medicine and completed his masters thesis on family member presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He has an interest in travel and international medicine and has served in multiple clinics in underserved populations in Africa. Matt spends his free time on his hobby farm in Maryland where he raises miniature cows, sheep and chickens.