Physician Assistants are nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals who practice medicine on health care teams.They practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states. PAs take medical histories, conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgery, perform procedures, make rounds in hospitals, and much more. You will find PAs in every field of medicine.

At Valpo, you will develop essential skills in critical thinking, communication, leadership, and patient care. We are committed to educating PAs for practice in a variety of health care settings. You will benefit from the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ inter-disciplinary curriculum and opportunities to study, work, and learn abroad. In our five-year BS/MS program, you’ll prepare for a career as a well-rounded, compassionate clinician who promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention worldwide.

 Karen Allen, RN, PhD, FAAN
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions

 Joseph E. Zaweski, MPAS, PA-C
Program Director

 Eugene Lin, M.D., FAAP
Medical Director

 Pamela Pinchok, MS, PA-C
Director of Clinical Education
Assistant Professor

Antoinette Polito, MHS, PA-C
Director of Didactic Education
Associate Professor

 Randy Brush, MS, PA-C
Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

 Roberto Fadda, MD, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor
Assistant Professor


Bianca Villarruel, BS
Academic Advisor

 Jodi Gass
Administrative Assistant


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