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Adrian Banning, MMS, PA-C

Adrian Banning


Associate Clinical Professor, Research Coordinator

Physician Assistant Department

267.359.5775 P
267.359.5731 F
1601 Cherry Street, Room 622

Adrian S. Banning, MMS, PA-C has been an associate clinical professor in the Physician Assistant Department at Drexel University in since 2008. She was appointed research coordinator for the department in 2018. Banning is responsible for didactic portions of PA education, particularly evidence-based medicine (EBM) topics. Banning has been a PA for 11 years, having started her career in primary care with a proud focus on the veteran population before transitioning to education and developing a passion for EBM/critical thinking topics. She has authored several publications in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) and the Journal of Physician Assistant Education (JPAE) and is a peer-reviewer for both journals. Banning is also a co-founding cohost of the first podcast for JAAPA. She has also presented at PAEA and AAPA. Banning is the current section editor for Exploring Medicine Through the Arts in JPAE and the former editor of the A Difficult Diagnosis section of JAAPA. She is a strong proponent of the benefits of the medical librarian-clinician team. In 2016, she was recognized in BillyPenn’s, “Who’s Next in Health” as one of 13 young Philly leaders shaping the health scene.

Banning is pursuing her doctoral degree from A.T. Still University and obtained her master’s of medical science/PA certificate from Arcadia University. She is interested in the strategies of Information Mastery, utilizing and applying evidence-based medicine effectively, improving empathetic patient-provider communication and the overlap between art and science.


Primary Care

Research Interests:

Evidence-Based Medicine

Academic Distinctions:

Research Coordinator

Professional Society:

Physician Assistant Education Association
American Academy of Physician Assistants