Physician Assistant Program
FacultyThe 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.
A. Caroline Chang, MMS, PA-C
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, Gastroenterology and GU/Renal modules and Essentials of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. 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 clinical practice in gastroenterology and serves on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Academy of Physician Assistants (MOAPA).
Richard L. Coulson, Ph.D.
Dr. Coulson received his doctorate in physiology and biomedical electronics from the University of Toronto, his master's of science degree in physiology and biophysics from the University of Alberta, and his bachelor's of science in biology and philosophy from the University of Calgary. He also received a physiology fellowship from University College London and a cardiology fellowship from Temple University. His extensive history of authored and co-authored scientific publications covers the areas of cardiovascular physiology, biophysics, general physiology, education, cognitive science, pharmacology, law and administrative justice. Dr. Coulson is an active reviewer of scholarly journals and has held a variety of positions in professional organizations. He has served previously as the Director of University Assessment, Professor of Physiology and Medical Education, and Curriculum Director in Cardiovascular Medicine at the School of Medicine at Southern Illinois University; the Coordinator for Evaluation and Assessment at the Commonwealth Medical College; the Director of University Assessment and the Center for Instructional Development at Clayton State University; and as Adjunct Professor in Physiology at Gordon College in Barnesville, Ga.
Michael J. Cox, M.D., FACP, FCCP
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 a physician in critical care and internal medicine at 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.
Carol R. Danter, MPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor and PA Program Director
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. 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. In addition to her Program Director and faculty duties, Carol continues clinical practice in peri-operative medicine.
Genevieve DelRosario, M.H.S., PA-C
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education
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 Essentials of Pediatrics and in Phase II Genevieve serves as the Director of Clinical Education as well as course master for the Pediatrics rotation. She continues clinical practice in Saint Louis University's Department of Pediatrics.
Anne C. Hart Garanzini, M.Ed., PA-C
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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 serves in various capacities throughout the didactic and clinical phases of the program. She is also currently serving as a site visitor for ARC-PA, Inc, the accrediting body for physician assistant programs.
Christine Werner, Ph.D., PA-C, RD
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 Cardiovascular module and the Essentials of Emergency Medicine course. In Phase II she is course master for the Emergency Medicine and EBM Clerkship clinical rotations. Chris continues clinical practice in Urgent Care/Emergency Medicine.
Chezna Warner, MHS, MSW, PA-C
After earning her M.S.W. from Saint Louis University, Chezna hearned her M.H.S. from Duke University as a 2001 graduate of the Duke University PA Program. Prior to joining the faculty in the PA Program, she practiced in Family Medicine, Urgent Care and Women's Health. In Phase I she serves as course director for the Pulmonary and Endocrine modules and Essentials of Women's Health. In Phase II Chezna is the course director for the Women's Health clinical rotations. In addition to her faculty duties she continues clinical practice in Family Medicine in SLUCare's Medical Home and she serves as a volunteer healthcare provider at Cases de Salud
Mary White, ascj, M.S., PA-C
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 Musculoskeletal/ Rheumatology. 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.