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Julie Kinzel, MEd, PA-C

Contact Information

  • 267.359.5765
  • 267.359.5731 F
  • Health Sciences Building, Room 11E17

Julie Kinzel


Associate Clinical Professor

Physician Assistant Department

Julie Kinzel, MEd, PA-C, joined the physician assistant (PA) faculty in 2006 and was promoted to the program director and interim department chair in June 2019. She has also served as co-curriculum coordinator and admissions director. In addition to lecturing in the PA program, she is the course director for the Physician Assistant Practice course and Topics in Clinical Practice as well as a facilitator for Patient Communications seminar, Clinical Assessment lab, Clinical Reasoning seminar, Biopsychosocial Issues in Patient Care lab and Clinical Skills lab. She holds a Master of Education in Exercise Science from Temple University, a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Physical Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University and her PA certificate from MCP/Hahnemann University.

She was awarded the Physician Assistant Educator of the Year in 2015 by the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA). She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and has served as the co-chair of the PSPA Health Disparities committee. She has held full time positions as a PA in the area of geriatric medicine and gastroenterology and hepatology, and recently joined the medical team in an acute behavioral health facility.

Academic Distinctions

Kinzel was awarded Drexel University Faculty Advisor of the Year

Faculty Fellowships

Distinguished Fellows of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Professional Society

Kinzel maintains professional affiliations as Distinguished Fellow of the American Association of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 

Selected Publications

Kinzel, J. J., Auth, P. C., PA (2020). Review for the PANCE 5th Edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Gold, M., Kinzel, J., Talvacchia, J., (2012). When the patient asks: Do women need colon cancer screening? Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants Vol.25(12), 63-64.

Moffet, S, (2009). Overwhelming postsplenectomy infection: Managing patients at risk. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants Vol 22(7), 36-38 (Graduate project published after student graduated)*

Katalanos, N., Barcega, J., Kinzel, J., (2008). Long Term Care: Preparing Students for Clinical Practice. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education Vol 19(1).

Nuyen, B., Domogauer, J. D., Jennings, L., Kinzel, J. & Eliason, M. (2020). Interdisciplinary Approach to Care. In R. Lehman (Author), The equal curriculum: The student and educator guide to LGBTQ health (pp. 57-70). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Research Interests

PA Education, Gastroenterology, Liver Diseases


Gerontology, gastrointestinal and liver diseases

MCP/Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA – Physician Assistant Certification

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - Master of Education, Exercise Science

Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC - Bachelor of Arts, Health and Physical Education