Director of Physician Assistant Program, Interim Chair of Physician Assistant Department
Distinguished Fellows of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 630
Julie Kinzel, MEd, PA-C currently oversees the admissions process for the Physician Assistant (PA) program. She is developing an online Geriatric Certificate program for practicing PAs scheduled to begin in the fall 2018. She is the Assistant Director of Curriculum Operations for the PA program. In addition to lecturing in the PA program, she is the course director for the Patient Communications course and a seminar leader for Patient Communications seminar, Clinical Assessment lab, Clinical Reasoning Seminar, Biopsychosocial Issues in Patient Care Lab and Clinical Skills Lab. She holds a Master’s of Education degree in Exercise Science from Temple University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She joined the Drexel University Physician Assistant Department in 2006.
Her current focus is geriatric medicine, physiology and communicating with patients. She is collaborating with other faculty in the PA department and the Barnes Foundation to evaluate the impact of Art and Medicine on student standardized patient encounters.
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 serves as the co-chair of the PSPA Health Disparities Committee. She has held full time positions as a PA in the area of geriatrics and gastroenterology and she continues to practice clinically in the area of gastroenterology and hepatology.
Specialization:Gerontology, gastrointestinal and liver diseases
Academic Distinctions:Kinzel was awarded Drexel University Faculty Advisor of the Year.
Professional Society:Kinzel maintains professional affiliations as Distinguished Fellow of the American Association of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants where she serves as a lecturer for the annual conference and co-chairperson of the Health Disparities committee