Faculty and Staff
The faculty of the Duquesne University Physician Assistant Studies Program possess clinical expertise in a variety of specialties and subspecialties including:
- internal medicine and family practice
- womens' health
- infectious disease
- oncology, hematology
- physical medicine and rehabilitation
- transplant medicine
With many years of experience educating PA students and other health care professionals, the faculty serves as mentors and resources for students throughout their college careers. They work closely with students to ensure they professional skills develop to the highest level.
Michael J. Essig, MD, Medical Director
Afokoghene Z. Okpozo, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Allison Callahan, MPA, PA-C
Kayla Cogley, MPA, PA-C, Clinical Coordinator
Theresa Clair, Administrative Assistant
Charlene Arent, Administrative Assistant
Jenifer Blasinsky, Pharm.D.
Charles Karnack, Pharm.D.
Mary Jeanne Krob, MD
The program is grateful for the support of the numerous adjunct faculty members who support the program through guest lectures, clinical laboratory assistance, student evaluation, and clinical precepting.