Physician Assistant Department Faculty

Program Director

GREGG L. SHUTTS, EdD RPA-C DFAAPA, Associate Professor and Chairman

  • B.S. Health Science, State University College at Cortland ('90)
  • Physician Associate Graduate Certificate, Yale University School of Medicine ('95)
  • M.S. Student Personnel Administration., SUNY College at Buffalo ('00)
  • Ed.D.Health Policy, D'Youville College ('08)
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants ('10)
  • Special Interests: Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Governance, Profesional Advocacy

Medical Director

G. RICHARD BRAEN, M. D. FACEP

  • B.A. Ohio State University ('66)
  • M.D. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine ('72)
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Buffalo; Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Medical Education, University of Buffalo  

Faculty

CARA INNUS, MPAS RPA-C, Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator

  • B.S Physician Assistant Studies, Daemen College ('99)
  • M.P.A.S. Family Medicine, University of Nebraska ('03)
  • Special Interest:  Family Medicine 

JOEL PATTERSON, MPAS RPA-C, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education

  • B.A. Biology Canisius College ('88) 
  • B.S. Physician Assistant Studies, Daemen College ('99)
  • M.P.A.S. Cardiology, University of Nebraska ('03)
  • Special Interest: Cardiology

GARY STYN, MD, Assistant Professor and Director of Anatomical Services

  • Certificate, Simmons School of Mortuary Science ('87) 
  • B.A. Biology, SUNY College at Buffalo ('93)
  • M.D. University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences ('97)

ALLYSON L. KIRK, MPAS  RPA-C, Assistant Professor

  • B.S. Physician Assistant Studies, D'Youville College ('98)
  • M.P.A.S. Family Medicine, University of Nebraska ('00) 
  • Special Interest:  Family Medicine

MATTHEW KEARNS, DPT Assistant Professor

  • B.S. Natural Sciences, Daemen College
  • DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy, Daemen College ('10)

JAMES BELL, MS  RPA-C, Assistant Professor

  • A.A.S Physical Therapy Assistant, Genessee Community College ('97)
  • B.S. Allied Health Biology,Winona State University('03)
  • M.S. Physician Assistant, Des Moines University ('05)
  • Special Interest: Orthopedics and Neurosurgery   

 KATIE MILLER, MS  RPA-C ATC, Assistant Professor

  • B.S. Athletic Training, State University College at Cortland  ('02)
  • M.S. Physician Assistant, Daemen College ('08)
  • Special Interest: Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine 

Administration

ROBYN L. GORDON, Clinical Coordinator

  • B.S. Business Administration and Economics, The Kings College ('89)

MARCY G. MOORE, Director of PA Graduate Services and Coordinator of Administrative Services

  • A.A.S. Early Childhood Education, Cushing College ('71)

Staff

JOY YASKOW, Assistant for Clinical Education

VINCENETTE SAN LORENZO, Department Secretary

Part-time Faculty and Course Directors

 

Jillian LaMarca, RPA-C MS

R. Abe DeBadts, RPA-C MS

Glenn Buczkowski, RPA-C

Brian Crotzer, RPA-C

Michele Fisher, RPA-C MS

Gregory Czajka, RPA-C  MPAS

Sarah Latchford, RPA-C

Brie Ann Crowther, RPA-C MS

Christina Long, RPA-C

Valerie Stilb, RPA-C

Gregory Wolfley, RPA-C

Yogesh Bakhai,  MD

Daniel Buscaglia, DO

Jeffrey Constantine, MD

Mark Costanza,  MD

Al Dirschberger,  PhD

Michael Parentis, MD

Anthony Pivarunas, DO

Nashat Rabadi, MD

Mark Zambron, MD

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