His academic background is in Religion, Biology, and Public Health. His medical interest is in Radiology, Public Health, Geriatrics, Integrated Medicine and HIV/Aids. His educational interest is in interdisciplinary education, service learning, national and international PA clinical education. Prof. Fahringer holds two undergraduate degrees and a master in Public Health. He also holds two professional degrees in radiology and the other as a Physician Assistant. He has worked six years in clinical work in Occupational, Preventive and Environmental Medicine.
Since 1994 he has been teaching in the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Kentucky. He has served in PAEA since 1994 in the following areas: on the Membership Committee, PAEA graduate advisory to SAAAPA and the Chair of IAC. He is also one of the four founders of the International Academy for Physician Associate Education (IAPAE) in 2007. In 2010 he started the first PA program in the Middle East in Saudi Arabia with George Washington University-Medical Faculty Associates at Prince Sultan Military College of Health Science; where he was the program director. Prof. Fahringer returned back to the University of Kentucky in Aug of 2012 2012 and became the Associate Program Director until June 2020, and now is the Program Director of Post Graduate Education in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.