Gerard Stroup, known to his colleagues and patients as “Gerry”, graduated from MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Since graduation Mr. Stroup has worked for Princeton Dermatology Associates in Princeton, New Jersey; Connolly Skin Care in Linwood, New Jersey; and most recently Burke Dermatology in Dover and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Gerry is best known for his cordial patient manner, his ability to relate to his patients with humor, and his dedication to his patients’ care.
Mr. Stroup’s entry into the healthcare ﬁeld began in the United States Navy, serving as a Hospital Corpsman and Basic X-ray technologist aboard the USS Tripoli LPH-10. He has served in deployments to Asia, the Persian Gulf and Somalia during times of conﬂict. After serving a four-year tour of duty onboard ship and later with the Naval Reserves in San Diego, CA, Gerry passionately pursued his dream of becoming a Physician Assistant. Proving his tenacity and established work-ethic, Gerry obtained his Associate of Science Degree in Human Biology and another Associate of Arts Degree in Philosophy from San Diego Community College while working full-time as a Certiﬁed Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant and X-ray technologist in the San Diego area.
Gerry moved back to his hometown in New Jersey in 1999 to better assist his aging parents while awaiting acceptance to the prestigious MCP Hahnemann University (now known as Drexel University) Physician Assistant program, working full-time as a Medical Assistant Instructor at Ultrasound Diagnostic School in Iselin, New Jersey.
Over his well-established medical career dating back to 1990, Mr. Stroup has held positions in medical practice ranging from Hospital Corpsman, Certiﬁed Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant Instructor, and Basic X-ray technician. He has received additional training as an Emergency Medical Technician, Audiometric Technician and Phlebotomist.
Mr. Stroup resides in a rural town in Maryland with his wife of 16 years and four children and is an active leader in the local Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack. Mr. Stroup maintains an active membership in the American Legion and Lodge #115 AF&AM, also located in Maryland.