Physician Assistant Program
The principal faculty of the Department of Physician Assistant Education offers a breadth of background and experience in health care and education. In addition, over 150 area physicians, PAs and other health professionals may lecture in the PA Program, as well as basic science faculty from within the University.
Michael J. Cox, M.D., FACP, FCCP (Please click here to view more information)
Dr. Cox has served as the Medical Director of the SLU PA Program since 1999. He is also a clinical preceptor for PA students on the critical care medicine rotation and he teaches during the didactic phase of the PA Program. Dr. Cox is the Associate Program Director of the Critical Care Medicine Training Program and Clinical Associate Professor at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Cox graduated from Saint Louis University in 1984 and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1988. He completed Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Saint Louis University. Dr. Cox also served for years as the Director of Critical Care Medicine and Associate Chief of Medicine at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
A. Caroline Chang, MMS, PA-C (Please click here to view more information)
Caroline is a 2005 graduate of the Saint Louis University PA Program and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas. Prior to joining the faculty, she practiced as a PA in critical care medicine at Missouri Baptist Medical Center and more recently in a gastroenterology private practice. In Phase I Caroline is the course master for the Dermatology and GU/Renal modules and Essentials of Women's Health. In Phase II she serves as course master for the Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine clinical rotation. In addition to her faculty duties in the Program, Caroline continues to practice in gastroenterology weekly and serves on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Academy of Physician Assistants (MOAPA).
Carol R. Danter, MPAS, PA-C (Please click here to view more information)
Carol is a 1996 graduate of the Saint Louis University PA program. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska in 2009. Her clinical experience as a physician assistant includes peri-operative assessment and planning at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) at St. Luke's Hospital. Carol is the course master for Essentials of Surgery and the HEENT and Neurology modules. For the Phase II students she is course master for the Surgery rotation and the Family Medicine rotation.
Genevieve DelRosario, M.H.S., PA-C (Please click here fore more information)
Genevieve is a 2001 graduate of the Duke University PA program and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining the faculty she practiced in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology and has worked in Public and Community Health in the United States and internationally. In Phase I she serves as course master for the Endocrinology as well as Essentials of Women's Health and Essentials of Pediatrics. In Phase II Genevieve serves as the Director of Clinical Education as well as course master for the Pediatrics rotation and the Women's Health rotation.
Anne C. Hart Garanzini, M.Ed., PA-C (Please click here for more information)
Assistant Professor, Interim Program Director/Chair
Anne graduated from the SLU PA Program in 1984. She worked clinically in Hematology/Oncology and administratively in healthcare quality improvement. She has been a part-time member of the PA Program faculty for many years and she earned her Master of Education degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Anne is now serving as the full-time Interim Program Director and Interim Department Chair as well as assisting with didactic and clinical courses, student health and job placement.
Christine Werner, Ph.D., PA-C, RD (Please click here for more information)
Chris joined the faculty in 2002 and is a 1996 graduate of the SLU PA Program. She is a graduate of Florida State University, Clemson University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) where she earned her doctoral degree. Prior to relocating to the Midwest and becoming a PA, she worked as a nutritionist and dietitian. As a PA she has worked in cardiology and lipid management for Saint Louis University Hospital and in private practice. In Phase I she serves as the course master for Evidence Based Medicine, the Gastroenterology and Cardiovascular modules and the Essentials of Emergency Medicine course. In Phase II she is course master for the Emergency Medicine and EBM Clerkship clinical rotations.
Mary White, ascj, M.S., PA-C (Please click here to view more information)
Sister Mary is a 1988 SLU PA Program graduate who joined the faculty in 1997. She was a life science and math teacher prior to becoming a PA. She made the transition to the PA program faculty role after having spent eight years in internal medicine at Jacobi Medical Center, a New York City Public Hospital. Sister Mary is the department coordinator for Inter-Professional Education (IPE), course master for the Phase I courses of Professional Issues of PA Practice and the Hematology, Musculoskeletal/ Rheumatology and Pulmonary modules. In Phase II she is course master for the Internal Medicine and Clinical Elective rotations. Sister Mary is a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic women's religious community.