Faculty and Staff

PA Program Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff of the Creighton University PA program hail from diverse clinical backgrounds and are committed to the student academic experience. Their commitment to the profession is demonstrated by their leadership in PA professional organizations at the state and national levels.


Program Director: Stephane P. VanderMeulen, MPAS, PA-C

  • Clinical Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Family Medicine
  • Past President, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), 2014-2016
  • Member, PAEA Leadership Development and Recruitment Council
  • Member, PAEA President’s Commission
  • PAEA Board of Directors, 2010-2016
  • Chair, PAEA Awards Committee, 2008-2009

Director of Curriculum: Patty J. Scholting, MPAS, MPH, PA-C

  • Clinical Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Past President, Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants (NAPA), 2010-2012
  • Member, PAEA Exam Development Board
  • Executive Board, Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety, 2006-2015
  • PAEA Government Relations and External Affairs Committee, 2011-2015
  • Item Writer for Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam, NCCPA, 2009-2015
  • NAPA Board of Directors, 2006-2012

Chief Academic Director: Erin J. Hoffman, MPAS, PA-C

  • Clinical Specialty: Pediatrics
  • Member, Finance Steering Committee, Physician Assistant Education Association
  • Past President, Society for PAs in Pediatrics (SPAP) 2011-2013
  • House of Delegates Representative, Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants (NAPA)
  • Chair, NAPA Investment Committee
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics

Chief Clinical Director: Cody A. Sasek, MPAS, PA-C

  • Clinical Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • Graduate Advisor to the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Journal of Orthopedics for Physician Assistants
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Board of Directors, Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety, 2014-2016
  • AAPA Task Force on Accreditation of Postgraduate Training Programs, 2015-2016

Academic Director: Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C

  • Clinical Specialty:  General Internal Medicine
  • Past President, Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants, 1993-1995
  • Board member, Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety, 2005 – 2015
  • Conference Council, Physician Assistant Education Association, 2013-2017
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the PA, site visitor 2006 – present
  • Professional Practice Council, American Academy of Physician Assistants, 1995-2001
  • Chair, Conference Education Committee, American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2002 - 2006

Combined PA faculty experience


Program Manager/Admissions Specialist: Geri M. Horton, BA

Six years in Physician Assistant education
gerihorton [at] creighton [dot] edu

Administrative Assistant III: Sadie A. Bohnenkamp, BA

SadieBohnenkamp [at] creighton [dot] edu