Physician Assistant Studies Faculty
Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Program Director, Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Studies
Professor Ward brings 16 years of clinical experience in gastroenterology and emergency medicine. She has been a physician assistant educator for many years as a clinical coordinator (Philadelphia University). She is actively involved in the...
Vice Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Medical Director, Graduate Physician Assistant Studies
Medical Director, Student Health & Counseling Center
a [dot] acquavella [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.7144
Dr. Acquavella received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and his MPH from George Washington University School of Public Health with a concentration in disease prevention/ health promotion. He continued his medical...
a [dot] patrone [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7145
Professor Patrone brings 9 years of clinical experience as a physician assistant in emergency medicine. She has acted as a preceptor to numerous students in a clinical setting and continues to remain involved doing the same. She obtained her...
Undergraduate Pre-Professional Physician Assistant Program Director
k [dot] peisochenske [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-8675
Professor Peisochenske brings 8 years of clinical experience as a physician assistant in Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neurology. She served as coordinator of the craniofacial program during her time at St. Christopher’s Hospital for...
g [dot] smith [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7146
Professor Smith brings 12 years of experience in internal medicine, geriatrics, urgent care, emergency medicine, and most recently, neurology, in which he continues to practice clinically. He was a National Health Service Corps scholar and...
Clinical Education Coordinator
d [dot] summers [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7143
Physician Assistant in Geriatrics, Home Visits, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology specializing in Uveal Melanoma, Skin Melanoma, Liver Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer, Inpatient Subacute Rehabilitation. Preceptor for physician assistant students,...