Jul 16, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Department of Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Department Chair/Program Director: April Gardner, MSBS, PA-C 

Medical Director: Ann Marie LeVine, MD

Academic Director: Cory Edgar, DMSc, PA-C

Clinical Director: Whitney Balmert, DMSc, PA-C

Director of Program Assessment: Matthew Allman, MPAS, PA-C 

Faculty: Nicholas Constantino, MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor; Danielle Key, MMS, PA, Assistant Professor; Lesly Ortiz, DMSc, PA, Assistant Professor

Adjunct Professors: Michael Cronyn, MPAS, PA-C; MPAS, PA-C, Adam Wood, PharmD; Clifford Denny, MD; Rose Helm, MPAS, PA-C; Kaleena Francois Henry, MCMSc, PA-C; Melissa Hall, MPAS, PA-C; Michael Coyle, MMS, PA-C

Administrative Support Staff: Kambria Hull, B.S, Shawn McGahey, MS, Jenicca Brown


Mission Statement

The AdventHealth University Physician Assistant Program’s mission is to educate knowledgeable and compassionate individuals as spiritually cognizant healthcare providers who embrace a mission of service to others.

ARC-PA Accreditation Status

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the AdventHealth University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by AdventHealth University. Accreditation- Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be June 2029. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-adventhealth-university/.

See AHU explanation

Clinical Placements