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2013-2014 University Catalog 
    
2013-2014 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physician Assistant Studies


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Vision

The vision of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies is to work across the curricula to create qualified healthcare providers with the qualities of professionalism, lifelong learning, and cultural and socioeconomic competence.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies is to provide comprehensive curricula that prepare students in both the undergraduate pre-professional physician assistant program and graduate professional physician assistant program to become qualified physician assistants in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

Faculty

David R. Leonard
BS (Pennsylvania State University, St. Francis University); MA (St. Francis University);
DHSc (Nova Southeastern University)
NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant
Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Founding Director, Graduate Professional Physician Assistant
Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Phone: 215.596.7146
E-mail: d.leonard@usciences.edu

Anthony P. Acquavella
BS, MS (Georgetown University); MD (Georgetown University School of Medicine);
MPH (The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences)
American Board of Pediatrics-Certified in Pediatrics and Sub-Board Certification in Adolescent Medicine
Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Medical Director, Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Program
Phone: 215.596.7144
E-mail: a.acquavella@usciences.edu

Janet E. DeSipio
BA (Lehigh University); MSPAS (Beaver College)
NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant
Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Director, Undergraduate Pre-Professional Physician Assistant Program
Phone: 215.596.8675
E-mail: j.desipi@usciences.edu

Anna Patrone
BS (University of the Sciences); MS (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)
NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant
Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Phone: 215.596.7145
E-mail: a.patrone@usciences.edu

Joan F. Ward
BS (Cabrini College); MS (Philadelphia University)
NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant
Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Vice Chair/Clinical Coordinator, Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Program
Phone: 215.596.7142
E-mail: j.ward@usciences.edu

Associate Faculty

Wasim Anwar, MBBS, Anatomy & Physiology
John Cavenagh, PhD, PA-C, PCOM, PA Chair
Trudy McKee, PhD, Biochemistry
Margaret A. Reinhart, MMA, MS, MT (ASCP), Hematology & Immunology
Robert A. Smith, BS, MS, Microbiology

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