Carl Garrubba

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Carl Garrubba, PA-C
Associate Director, MSPAS
carl.garrubba@dominican.edu
415.482.1957

Academic Areas of Interest

HIV/AIDS Medicine, General medicine topic updates

Biography

I am a Certified Physician Assistant and graduated from Duquesne University with a Master in Physician Assistant in 1995. My clinical experience includes Thoracic Surgery and HIV Medicine and Research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). I was named co-investigator on several HIV Clinical Trials while working at UPMC. I was hired in June of 2007 as Clinical Coordinator in Chatham University's PA Program.  As a member of the Chatham Community, I have served as Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator, Associate professor, FT Faculty and Program Director. My BS in Business Administration is also from Duquesne University and I received my Certified Public Accountant license in 1988. I also served three years as Board President for the Shepherd Wellness Community (AIDS service organization). After yearning for many years to live in San Francisco, we finally made it happen, and in the fall of 2016, I was offered and accepted a position at Dominican University in the Physician Assistant program as Professor and Associate Director. I began my position in April 2017 and I look forward to an exciting career at Dominican!

Education

M.P.A., Duquesne University (Pittsburgh), 1995

B.S., Duquesne University (Pittsburgh), 1986

Publications

Sasek C, Kluznik J, Garrubba C. “Beyond the Clinic: Physician Assistant Student Perspectives on Careers in Physician Assistant Education.” Journal of Physician Assistant Education. September 2016. Volume 27; Issue 3- p.105-109.

Garrubba C, Truscott J. “A Clinical Approach to Acid-Base Conundrums.” Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. April 2016. Volume 29; Issue 4 – p. 1-5.

Donkers K, Truscott J, Garrubba C, DeLong D. High-Fidelity Simulation Use in Preparation of Physician Assistant Students for Neonatal and Obstetric Care. Journal of Physician Assistant Education.April 2016. Vol. 27:2. 68-72.

Donkers K, Garrubba C, Daniel L, Ennulat C. Perceptions of Physician Assistant Students' Readiness with System-Based vs. Problem-Based Physical Diagnosis Curriculum. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. July 2015. Volume 13 Number 3

Garrubba C, Donkers K. An Updated Approach to Treating and Preventing Herpes Zoster. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. December 2013. Volume 26; Issue 12, 56-59.

Felix H, Laird J, Ennulat C, Donkers, K, Garrubba C, Hawkins S, Hertweck M. Holistic Admissions Process: An Initiative to Support Diversity in Medical Education. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2012: Volume 23:3. 21-27.

Felix H, Garrubba C, Abstract of “Evaluation of Self-Selection of Clinical Rotations.” The Journal of Physician Assistant Education; 22,1: 26-27

Felix H, Garrubba C, Devlin D, “Utilization of a Self-Selection Process for Clinical Rotation Assignments: A Report on Student and Clinical Coordinator Satisfaction.” The Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2011; 22,2: 25-29.

Ennulat C, Garrubba C, DeLong D, “Evaluation of Multiple Variables Predicting the Likelihood of Passage and Failure of PANCE.” The Journal of Physician Assistant Education 2011; 22,1: 7-18.

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant

Physician Assistant Certification - California Awards

Shepherd Wellness Community - Distinguished Service Award Organizations

Member - American Academy of Physician Assistants

Member - Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

Member - Physician Assistant Education Association

Achievements

Treasurer, Physician Assistant Education Association 2016- Present

Director At Large - Physician Assistant Education Association 2014-Present

Served as Finance Council Member of the Physician Assistant Education Association 2009-2013

PANCE/PANRE Author/Product Editor - Exam Master Corporation 2008-2013

Served as Board President for Shepherd Wellness Community: July, 2000 - July, 2003

Presentations

S. Neary, C. Garrubba “ Beyond the Clinic: An Exploration Into PA Education” 2015 American Academy of Physician Assistants National Conference – San Francisco

Garrubba, C. "Acid-Base Disorders - Review the Basics". Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual Conference (Lancaster, PA), October 2014

Garrubba C. "Herpes Zoster - More Than A Painful Rash". American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference (Toronto, CA), May 2012

Felix H, Garrubba C. "Evaluating Self-Selection of Clinical Rotations". Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Conference (Baltimore, MD) October 2010

Ennulat CE, Garrubba C, DeLong, D "Evaluation of Multiple Variables Predicting Likelihood of Passage and Failure of PANCE". American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference (Atlanta, GA) May 2010

"Herpes Zoster - Awakening a Sleeping Giant" Presentation at American Academy of Physician Assistants 2009 Conference - San Diego, CA and Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistant 2010 Conference - Harrisburg, PA