Physician Assistant Department Faculty

Program Director

GREGG L. SHUTTS, EdD PA-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, Professional Advocacy

Medical Director


  • 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  


CARA INNUS, MPAS PA-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 PA-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 Jr., MD, Assistant Professor and Director of  Graduate Anatomical Sciences

  • 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  PA-C, Assistant Professor

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

JAMES BELL, MS  PA-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: Orthopedic Surgery

 GREGORY CZAJKA, MPAS, PA-C,  Assistant Professor

  •  BS Hahnemann University, ('79) Health Science/Physician Assistant Studies
  •  MPAS - Neurosurgery - University of Nebraska ('00)
  • Special Interest - Neurosurgery

   KARL TERRYBERRY,  Ph.D., Associate Professor and Faculty Athletics Representative

  • B.S. Houghton College('87)
  • M.A. University of South Carolina ('89)
  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina ('92)
  • Special Interest-Medical Writing and Research


ROBYN L. GORDON, Clinical Coordinator

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

VINCENETTE SAN LORENZO, Director of PA Graduate Services and Coordinator of Administrative Services

  • B.S. Business Administration and Marketing, State University College at Buffalo ('93)


JOY YASKOW, Assistant for Clinical Education

  • B.S. Sociology, State University College at Buffalo ('96)
JILL SCHOPP, Administrative Assistant


Part-time Faculty and Course Directors


Jillian LaMarca, PA-C MS

R. Abe DeBadts, PA-C MS

Glenn Buczkowski, PA-C

Brian Crotzer, PA-C

Michele Fisher, PA-C MS

Sarah Latchford, PA-C

Brie Ann Crowther, PA-C MS

Jennifer Barwell, PA-C MS

Shane Griffin, PA-C MS

Christina Long, PA-C

Katie Miller, PA-C MS

Valerie Stilb, PA-C

Gregory Wolfley, PA-C

Yogesh Bakhai,  MD

Daniel Buscaglia, DO

Jeffrey Constantine, MD

Mark Costanza,  MD

Al Dirschberger,  PhD

Anthony Pivarunas, DO

Nashat Rabadi, MD

Anthony Racaniello, MD

Mark Zambron, MD

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