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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Physician Assistant Faculty

Dr. Ilaria Gadalla, DMSc, MS, PA-C
Interim Program Director- Assistant Professor

Dr. Katherine Tyson, MD, M.Ed.
Medical Director

Dawn F. Miller, M.Ed., MBA, PA-C
Director of Pre-Clinical Education- Assistant Professor

Shannon Schellenberg, MPA, PA-C
Director of Clinical Education-Assistant Professor

Stefanie Rosenberg, MPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor

Lacey Tudor, MS, PA-C
Assistant Professor


Staff

Erica Edler, BS
Clinical Administrative Coordinator

Erica Mallory, BS
Enrollment Coordinator

Eileen Meagher, BS
Administrative Assistant


Adjunct Faculty

Stanley Zelman, DDS

Ryan Mazzone, MSPS, PA-C

Alice Ann Howard, M.Ed., MSPAS, PA-C

Joshua Crawford, PharmD



John Burns Faculty

Dr. Ilaria Gadalla, DMSc, MS, PA-C

Interim Program Director- Assistant Professor

Dr. Ilaria Gadalla joined South University in January 2016 with over 10 years of clinical experience as a PA in the fields of Hospitalist Medicine, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, and Nephrology. She graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. She previously worked as a Respiratory Therapist and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Science from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. In prior PA academic settings, Dr. Gadalla served as instructional faculty to students during both their didactic and clinical phases and volunteered her time as a clinical preceptor.

She is an active member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Hospitalist Medicine (SHM), and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). She serves on the ACC Physician Assistants Committee and the SHM NP/PA Committee. Dr. Gadalla continues to serve the local community as a volunteer clinician at the Caridad Center and a member of the Quality Assurance Committee. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for the J. Christian Autism Foundation, a charity supporting individuals with autism.





Dr. Katherine Tyson, MD, M.Ed.

Medical Director

Dr. Katherine “Katie” Tyson joined South in 2016 as the Assistant Medical Director before transitioning to Medical Director in 2017. She holds a BSEd and M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, and received her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) where she also completed both her internship and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology. During her tenure at MCV, she was honored with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award; elected Chief Administrative Resident of her cohort; and achieved membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Since leaving private practice in 2014, Dr. Tyson continues to pursue her love of all things obstetric as a Laborist within a local hospital system. In 2017, she was appointed by former Governor Terry McAuliffe to a 3-year term on the Virginia Council on Women, where she shares her vision for women’s health, education and empowerment for the betterment of the Commonwealth. Additionally, Dr. Tyson serves on the Board of Connor’s Heroes Foundation, a Richmond pediatric cancer charity.

In addition to serving as Medical Director, Dr. Tyson is the Chair of the Admissions Committee and lectures within the PA Program on topics pertaining to Women’s Health. She is Board Certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.





Dawn F. Miller, M.Ed., MBA, PA-C

Director of Pre-Clinical Education- Assistant Professor

Dawn F. Miller joined the faculty at South University in July 2016, bringing 30 years of clinical experience as a PA, primarily in the field of Oncology. Ms. Miller graduated from Wake Forest University PA program in 1983 and completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Norwalk Hospital/Yale University in 1984. Prior to PA school, she worked as a Cardiopulmonary Technician and Respiratory Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Sciences from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Additionally, Ms. Miller received a Master’s in Business Administration focused on Health Care Administration in 2007 and a Master’s in Education in 2014, both from Johns Hopkins University.

She has also completed an Armstrong Fellowship in Performance Improvement through the Johns Hopkins University and, additionally, has Lean Sigma Certification for Patient Safety and Quality. In 2011, she completed Cyberknife System Clinical Training. In 2016, Ms. Miller was honored with the Clinical Excellence Award from the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine.

Ms. Miller has served as a preceptor to many students and lectured at several PA programs over the span of her clinical years. She remains clinically active in both Oncology and the Urgent Care settings. She has published several articles in the field of Oncology care and remains active in local and national associations.





Shannon Schellenberg, MPA, PA-C

Director of Clinical Education-Assistant Professor

Shannon Schellenberg joined South University in December 2016 initially as a Principal Faculty member prior to becoming the Director of Clinical Education. With a background of over 9 years of clinical experience as a practicing Physician Assistant in the fields of Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Neurologic Surgery, Ms. Schellenberg brings her clinical expertise and community affiliations to enrich the curriculum.

She graduated with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2006 and previously earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is an active member of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.





Stefanie Rosenberg, MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Professor

Stefanie Rosenberg joined the South University PA Program in October 2017. With over 19 years of clinical experience, Ms. Rosenberg specializes in Surgery and Interventional Radiology with a strong emphasis in Oncology. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Science Education from the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate degree, and was a high school biology and chemistry instructor. Prior to graduating as a PA from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Rosenberg also worked as a Certified Histocompatibility Technician for 7 years. She has published extensively on managing malignant pleural effusions and ascites. Ms. Rosenberg has also published chapters for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. In 2010, she was invited to lecture at the MD Anderson 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice, and Palliative Medicine.





Lacey Tudor, MS, PA-C

Assistant Professor

Lacey Tudor joined South University in 2017 as a Principal Faculty Member. Ms. Tudor worked as a Dental Assistant for the VCU School of Dentistry Endodontics Department while obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned a degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Hofstra University. Professor Tudor remains clinically active in Emergency Medicine and a fellow for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She also serves as the Faculty Director for student events within the community. Additionally, she remains involved in the local community through the Virginia High School Gymnastics Judging Association.


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