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Adrian Banning

Adrian Banning


Assistant Clinical Professor

Physician Assistant Department

267.359.5775 P
267.359.5731 F
1601 Cherry Street, Room 622

Adrian S. Banning, MMS, PA-C, is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Drexel University.  She has been a full-time faculty member since 2008 and also practices clinically part-time in adult behavioral medicine.  Ms. Banning is the course director for Evidence-Based Medicine for Physician Assistants and Topics in Clinical Practice as well as leader labs and seminars in Clinical Assessment, Patient Communication, Clinical Skills, Biopsychosocial Issues In Patient Care.  Her past clinical experience includes family practice and internal medicine with a proud focus on the veteran population.  She was a member of Americorp, where her work involved improving health care literacy in immigrant communities. 

Ms. Banning has been the section editor for the Case of the Month department for Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) since 2013.


Adult General Medicine, Family Practice, Behavioral Medicine

Research Interests:

Ms. Banning’s interested include Information Mastery, utilizing and applying evidence-based medicine effectively and improving empathetic patient-provider communication.  She is a proponent of the benefits of the medical librarian-clinician team and has been invited by the Physician Assistant Education Association to present nationally and internationally with librarian colleagues on utilizing evidence-based resources at the point-of-patient care.

Professional Society:

Ms. Banning is a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Pennsylvania Academy of Physician Assistants, and has been inducted into the Pi Alpha, Alpha Eta, Phi Kappa Phi and Psi Chi National Honor Societies.