James France M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant/Program Director of Physician Assistant Program


Undergraduate degree in biology from St. Vincent College. Medical School at University of Pittsburgh. Residency training at Shadyside Hospital. Worked clinically in emergency medicine for the past 21 years. Married to Vicky France. Five children: Jacob, Benjamin, Samuel, Micah and Olivia. Passion is for the care of orphans.


Joined Seton Hill: 2010
Hometown: New Kensington, PA
Personal Areas of Interest: Sports history and memorabilia.
Academic Areas of Interest: Equipping our Physician Assistants to be able to deliver quality health care in a respectful and timely manner.


  • M.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S., Saint Vincent College


  • Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Certification in Advanced Pediatric Life Support
  • Certification in Advance Trauma Life Support
  • Board Certification in Family Medicine