Kenneth A. Wyka, MS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC

Adjunct Professor

Ken Wyka received his BS and MS degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. He is a registered respiratory therapist and is licensed to practice in NY State and has been involved in all aspects of the respiratory care since 1971.

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Ken Wyka has a long career in respiratory therapy. He was the Respiratory Program Director at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ; Associate Professor and Director of Respiratory Clinical Education at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ in Newark, NJ; adjunct professor in the Department of Health Professions at Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ; adjunct instructor for the Masters in RT program at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY plus Director of Respiratory Therapy and Director of Staff Development at The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ. He was the cardiopulmonary clinical specialist at Anthem Health Services in Queensbury, NY and is now the Program Director and Dean, School of Healthcare - Respiratory Therapy Program at Independence University, Salt Lake City, UT.  Ken is a past president of the NJ Society for Respiratory Care and served as a member of the AARC House of Delegates for 9 years. Since moving to Lake George, NY, he has been the president of the NE Chapter of the NY State Society for Respiratory Care, the president of the NY State Society, is a certified asthma educator and is a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (FAARC).

Awards

1976 - Corning Medical Achievement Award
1983 - NJSRC President's Award for 3 terms as NJ State Society President
1994 - A. Gerald Shapiro, MD Award for outstanding service to the RT Profession
1999 - ALANJ Service Award
2011 - NYSSRC President's Award for being NY State Society President

Publications

Ken has written 3 respiratory textbooks: Respiratory Care in Alternate Sites, Foundations of Respiratory Care and Respiratory Home Car: An Onsite Reference Guide.  In addition, Ken has been the contributing author for 7 editions of Egan’s Fundamentals of Respiratory Care writing chapters on respiratory home care and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. He has also written numerous articles and has presented many lectures throughout the country.