Profiles of Certified PAs in Hospitals

Kurt Tengberg, PA-C

Kurt Tengberg, PA-C, approaches medicine following Hippocrates belief to “cure sometime, treat often and comfort always.”

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Daniel Milano, PA-C

With experience in spine surgery, Daniel (Danny) Milano, PA-C, joined the staff of White Plains Hospital...

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Kim Baker, PA-C

Kim Baker, PA-C, has distinguished herself as a leader in both clinical and administrative areas and “has raised the bar for what it means to be a PA within our health...

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Patricia Castillo, PA-C

Patty Castillo, PA-C, is a seasoned clinician who, as an occupational health provider, serves employees at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs...

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Nicolette McDermott-Ketchum, PA-C

Ask Nicolette McDermott-Ketchum, PA-C, her favorite thing about being a Certified PA, and she’ll say it’s “the opportunity to educate her patients on...

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David Hieber, PA-C

Dave Hieber, PA-C, worked in EMS during college, experience that cemented his path to PA school and the field of emergency medicine.

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Martin Morales, MHA, PA-C

When Martin Morales, MHA, PA-C, arrived at Northwell Health (previously Long Island Jewish Medical Center) 28 years ago, PAs held no megaphone to...

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David Parsons, PA-C

Between working full-time in a local emergency department and part-time at the Niagara County Jail, David Parsons, PA-C, finds time to provide...

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Donna Seton, PA-C

Donna Seton, PA-C, is the chief PA in hospice and palliative medicine at Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona where she provides critical...

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Sam Wijesinghe, DHSc, AAHIVS, PA-C

Dr. Sam Wijesinghe, DHSc, PA-C, felt compelled to enter the medical field when tragedy struck the life of his third-grade companion.

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Katharine Breaux, PA-C

The storied 40-year career of Katharine Breaux, PA-C, has been dedicated to managing the care of veterans. At the Houston VA, she is the longest-serving PA...

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Shannon Cornwell, PA-C

Abdominal pain, chest pain, lacerations, dislocated joints, drug abuse… These are all typical cases seen in the St. Jude Medical Center emergency room in...

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Jason Perrin, PA-C

During a time of transition at his hospital, the modus operandi of Jason Perrin, PA-C is to adapt to meet the needs of the moment.

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Meredith Bannon, PA-C

In 2011, Ditty Bannon, PA-C, was among the very first hired at the newly-established oncology intensive care unit at Huntsman Cancer Hospital, a nationally-recognized...

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Keith Hustak, PA-C

Keith Hustak, PA-C, worked clinically in primary care and orthopaedic surgery for eight years, prior to deciding he had a different mission.

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Rick Rohrs, DFAAPA, SFHM, PA-C

“Richard C. Rohrs is one of the most accomplished leaders in the PA profession both on the state level as well as nationally,” says James F. Cawley, who...

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Krisi Gindlesperger, PA-C

Krisi Gindlesperger, PA-C, sits at the forefront of emergency medicine PAs, holding senior-level positons on several PA and specialty boards, and chartering...

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Major Michael Korczykowski, PA-C

“For only a small group of people, we made quite an impact.”

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A Family Affair
Matt, Nick and Beth Rittle

Matt, Nick and Beth Rittle give credit for their interest in healthcare to their mom Colleen, a nurse who encouraged them to volunteer at the hospital in high school and college. One by one over the course of several years, they each chose the PA profession.

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Christopher Edelstein, PA-C

In the emergency department at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, New York, Lawrence R. Schiff, MD, Director, Emergency Department...

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Brandon Churchman,   PA-C

Brandon Churchman is both a dentist and a Certified PA and plans to keep working in both fields at least for the foreseeable future.

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Lyle Larson, PA-C

Lyle Larson is a Certified PA who has worked in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery in a busy academic medical center for 30 years.

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Sarah Cawley, PA-C

Sarah Cawley practices clinically in emergency medicine. She volunteers at a pregnancy center...

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Jessie Dorne, PA-C

Jesse is president of the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants. She currently delivers urgent care through expanded hours at the patient’s primary...

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Justin Latino, PA-C

As a PA in the emergency department, Justin too often sees the results of a sedentary lifestyle. In his spare time, he has turned his passion for health...

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Colleen Finegan, PA-C

Colleen has seven years of experience treating patients with advanced kidney disease in hospital, outpatient clinic and dialysis settings.

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Col. Mark Wright, PA-C

Mark has over 20 years of experience as both a civilian and military PA. He is the lead PA in an orthopedic practice with eight surgeons and...

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Brad Ledzian, PA-C

Brad Ledzian is a certified PA at Florida Hospital in Orlando. He has been certified for 13 years and has deep experience in critical care, cardiac thoracic...

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Fred Wu, PA-C

Fred Wu is a certified PA and has 11 years of experience in emergency medicine and is the lead PA in an emergency department that treats...

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Lauren Donaldson, PA-C

Lauren Donaldson, PA-C, has four years of experience as a PA in pediatric emergency medicine and care and support of abused children.

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Sarah Masri, MMS, PA-C

Sarah Masri, MMS, PA-C, is a psychiatric PA who works at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital of the Edward-Elmhurst Hospital System in Naperville, IL. She treats patients ages 11 and older for mood, anxiety, autism spectrum, psychotic and chemic-dependency disorders.

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