Meet the Faculty


David A. Smith, MPAS, PA-C

Rodney C. Millspaugh


After serving in the Army for 10 years as a U.S. Army Ranger and Combat Lifesaver Instructor, David went into the Medical Field and became a Physician Assistant. He has been practicing for 10 years, specializing in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He was previously an Associate Professor for the Salus University PA Program where he was the Course Director of Clinical Skills and Acute and Invasive Medicine, and developed their Ultrasound Training. He is also an instructor for the American Heart Association’s BLS, ACLS, and PALS courses. Additionally, he is an instructor for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Fundamentals of Critical Care Support.

Instructor for: American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS.

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Adam J. Moore, MPAS, PA-C

Adam Moore has been practicing in orthopedics for over 10 years specializing in pediatric and adult care. He is currently an assistant professor and Director of Simulation and Clinical Skills training for the Salus University PA Program where he has implemented Point-Of-Care-Ultrasound as curriculum. Adam has been an active athletic trainer for over 20 years. 


Ann C. Gaffey, MD

Ann is currently a Vascular Surgery Fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She received the Thoracic Surgery Foundation Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship during her post-doc years and is also an instructor in Surgery at UPenn.


Meggan Patterson, MHS, PA-C

Meggan Patterson specializes in Emergency and Urgent Care Medicine. She is affiliated with a Level 1 trauma center in South Jersey. She graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her Master of Health Science. Prior to becoming a PA, she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. Meggan is a board certified through the NCCPA.

Other Faculty...

Andrew Azadian, ARNP 
Kristen Talvacchia, ARNP
Jacqueline Burkhardt, OD 
Richie Cardillo, MMS, PA-C

Iain O. Sexton, RDCS

Iain Sexton has been a cardiac sonographer for over 15 years. In that time he has completed over 15,000 echocardiograms. He is the Director of the Echo Lab at Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover, NH. He is also a consultant for the Philips Medical Ultrasound Division, consulting on application support and instruction.     


Andrew R. Bauder, MD

Andrew is a Plastic Surgery Resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Andrew enjoys teaching the art of suturing to fellow colleagues and students alike. His continued research interests include breast reconstruction, ventral hernia repair, and craniometrics.

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Holly A. Rodgers, MSN, CRNP, ACNPC-AG, CCRN

Holly is a highly skilled Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with over ten years of nursing experience in the Veterans Health Administration. She currently works in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Holly is passionate about promoting collaboration among the entire healthcare team to ensure safe, evidence-based practices and procedures.