Marietta College Physician Assistant Program is proud of the student and faculty published work as a result of the Capstone project, as well as alumni who have been published after graduation.  To view a published article, click on the link.


Saft, S Sarap, M. Anaphylaxis during Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) September, 2007 20(9) p.26-28. The Surgical Patient article.

Stradley S, PA-C, MS, ATC; R. Backs, PA-C, ATC; J. Grosel, MD; C. Kaeding, MD. Hamstring avulsion repair without using a flexion splint. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). January, 2008 21(1) p.33-37. The Surgical Patient article. http://www.jaapa.com/hamstring-avulsion-repair-without-using-a-flexion-splint/article/128522/

Connor M, Collins M. Human papillomavirus infection and the HPV vaccine: What are the facts? Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2008; 21 (10). http://www.jaapa.com/human-papillomavirus-infection-and-the-hpv-vaccine-what-are-the-facts/article/124029/

Leach A, Collins M. Is my child autistic? Helping parents understand a difficult diagnosis. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2009; 22 (1). http://www.jaapa.com/is-my-child-autistic-helping-parents-understand-a-difficult-diagnosis/article/123954/

Anderson L, PA-C, Grosel J, MD. Ovarian Cancer: The Search for an Accurate Screening Tool. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). February, 2009 22(2) p.22-25. CME article (acknowledgement 4/09). http://www.jaapa.com/laparoscopic-roux-en-y-bariatric-gastric-bypass-in-an-adolescent/article/130114/

Hochwalt C, PA-C, MPAS, Anderson R, MD, PhD. Case Report - Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y bariatric gastric bypass in an adolescent: An obese teenager’s gastric bypass results not only in weight loss and a healthier lifestyle but also in resolution of her type 2 diabetes and other comorbidities. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). April 2009 22(4) p. 27-30. John Grosel, MD – Advisor. http://www.jaapa.com/laparoscopic-roux-en-y-bariatric-gastric-bypass-in-an-adolescent/article/130114/

Frazee S, PA-C, Grosel J, MD. Defensive Medicine: Right or Wrong? Advance for Physician Assistants. Digital Supplement. July 2009 17(7) p. S8-S10. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Article/Defensive-Medicine-Right-or-Wrong.aspx

Knotts J, PA-C, Childers Jr, W. A New verdict for hormone therapy: safe for younger women. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. (2009) 22(12), 47-51. http://www.jaapa.com/a-new-verdict-for-hormone-therapy-ht-safe-for-younger-symptomatic-women/article/158743/

Malson H, MS, PA-C, Stewart G, EdD, PA-C. SSRIs, Depression & Suicidality in Adolescents. Advance for Physician Assistants. Vol. 18 Issue 3 Page S31. March 16, 2010. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/SSRIs-Depression-Suicidality-in-Adolescents.aspx

Battle J, Childers Jr, W. Sports concussions & cervical spine inuries. Advance. April 2010. Digital supplement. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/Sports-Concussions-Cervical-Spine-Injuries.aspx

Lemasters C, PA-C, Grosel J, MD. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An often missed diagnosis in athletes. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). June 2010. 23(6) p.42-46. CME article. http://www.jaapa.com/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-the-race-to-find-a-fatal-condition-in-athletes/article/171461/

Kober T, Collins M. BRCA gene testing in a woman with a family history of cancer. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. On-line case report. August 2010. http://www.jaapa.com/brca-gene-testing-in-a-woman-with-a-family-history-of-cancer/article/175604/

Mooney, T, and Hogan, P. Pyloric Stenosis: Exploring all the options. Advance for PAs and NPs, October, 2010 Online article. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Pyloric-Stenosis.aspx

Stephenson T, PA-C, Stewart G, EdD, PA-C, ATC. PCOS. Clinical presentation guides treatment of this multifaceted disease. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). October 2010. 23(10). CME article. http://www.jaapa.com/pcos-clinical-presentation-guides-treatment-of-this-multifaceted-disease/article/179929/

Sarap A, PA-C, MS; Sarap M, MD, FACS; Childers J, PA-C, MS. Small bowel necrosis in association with jejunal tube feeding. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) November, 2010 28(11) p. 28-32. The Surgical Patient article. http://www.jaapa.com/small-bowel-necrosis-in-association-with-jejunal-tube-feeding/article/190398/

Stebbins M, PA-C, MS. Childers, J, PA-C, MS. Neuroblastoma: Management of a common childhood malignancy. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) November, 2010 28(11) p. 24-26, 50-51. CME Review article. http://www.jaapa.com/neuroblastoma-management-of-a-common-childhood-malignancy/article/189770/

Isennock M, MPAS, PA-C, Grosel J, MD. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Can you recognize this complex diagnosis? Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). January 2011. 24(1) p. 22-27. CME article. http://www.jaapa.com/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-can-you-recognize-this-complex-diagnosis/article/193545/

Brame, G, & Childers Jr, W (2011). Cardiac biomarkers: current standards, future trends. Clinician Reviews, 21(10), 30-35. Retrieved from http://www.clinicianreviews.com/Article.aspx?ArticleId=7786 Schupp, K, & Childers Jr, W (2012). Hearing loss in adolescents. Advance Magazine , 3(3), 24-26. Retrieved from http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Editorial/Content/Editorial.aspx?CTIID=3905

Schupp, K., & Childers Jr., W. Hearing loss in adolescents. Advance for Physician Assistants 3(3), 24-26. March, 2012.

Berry, CR, Sarap, MD, Childers, JL. Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Aided Diagnosis of Obstructing Crohn’s Disease. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2011;24 (5). http://www.jaapa.com/wireless-capsule-endoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-crohn-disease/article/202514/

Ramsey, EA, Ramsey BL, Childers JL. Floppy Iris Syndrome: Surgical Complications Related to Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. May 2012. 25(5). p. 37-41. http://www.jaapa.com/floppy-iris-syndrome-a-drug-related-complication-of-cataract-surgery/article/238876/

Pierce, B, Grosel, MD, Petty, G. Case report: A large retroperitoneal mass turns out to have an unusual cause. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, July 2012. 25(7). p. 42-45. http://www.jaapa.com/a-large-retroperitoneal-mass-turns-out-to-have-an-unusual-cause/article/247322/

Seavy, L & Grosel, J. Accelerated cardiovascular disease in patients with lupus: A review. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants December, 2012 25(12) p.28-32 CME review article. http://www.jaapa.com/accelerated-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-lupus-a-review/article/270318/

McGonigal Huser, M & Grosel, J. Children and radiation risk in the age of increased utilization of CT. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants January, 2013 26(1) p.36-40. Review article. http://www.jaapa.com/children-and-radiation-risk-in-the-age-of-increased-utilization-of-ct/article/276180/

Morris, L & Collins, M. A patient with unilateral idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants January, 2013 26(1) p.32-35. Case report. http://www.jaapa.com/a-patient-with-unilateral-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss/article/276178/

Childers Jr. , W., May, R., & Ball, N. (2013). An assessment of psychological stress and symptomatology for didactic phase physician assistant students. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 23(4), 35-38. http://www.paeaonline.org/index.php?ht=a/GetDocumentAction/i/146025

Wolfe, B and Grosel, J. Case Report: Hashimoto’s encephalitis: Connecting the pieces of a puzzling disease. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants March, 2013 26(3) p.36-42. http://www.jaapa.com/hashimoto-encephalitis-connecting-the-pieces-of-a-puzzling-disease/article/282270/

Konerth, M, Childers J. Exercise: A possible adjunct therapy to alleviate early Parkinson disease. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants 2013;26 (4) p. 30-33. http://www.jaapa.com/exercise-a-possible-adjunct-therapy-to-alleviate-early-parkinson-disease/article/287002/

Giesken B, Collins M. A 46 Year Old Female Diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. May, 2013; 26 (5) p. 30,32,34 http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Fulltext/2013/05000/A_46_year_old_woman_with_postural_orthostatic.6.aspx

Brown, J. Grosel, J. Anastomotic Leak after Bowel Resection. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. August, 2013; 26 (8) Online only

Klinchenko, A., & Childers Jr, W. (2013). A plastic anemia following viral hepatitis. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 26(10), 39-41. http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Fulltext/2013/10000/Aplastic_anemia_following_viral_hepatitis.8.aspx

Sommers J, Collins M. Meniscal tears: repair or resect. Journal of Orthopedics for Physician Assistants. Fall 2013. http://thejopa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Issue-2.pdf

Steinke, A, Grosel, J. A guideline to efficiently treating traumatic brachial artery injury. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. December, 2013; 26 (12) 1-4. http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Fulltext/2013/12000/A_guideline_to_efficiently_treating_traumatic.16.aspx

Washkewicz, Tiffany, MPAS, PA-C. Systemic Scleroderma: The Truth Beneath a "Skin Disease" Clinician Reviews 2009:19(3):9-11, 15-16 http://www.clinicianreviews.com/index.php?id=26596&cHash=071010&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=205510

Stratton, E, Childers J. Autonomic Dysreflexia: A health danger in patients with high spinal cord injuries. Advance for NP’s and PA’s. Web only. Posted on November 28, 2013. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Autonomic-Dysreflexia.aspx

Casto,J, Childers, J. A woman with sensory deficits, paresthesias, and ataxia. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: March 2014 Volume 27 – Issue 3 p.43-48 http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Abstract/2014/03000/A_woman_with_sensory_deficits,_paresthesias,_and.8.aspx

Rockhold, J, , and J Childers. Emerging Antibiotic Resistant Organisms. Advance for NPs and PA s online July 4, 2014. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Keep-an-eye-on-these-emerging-pathogens-2.aspx

Nichols A, Grosel J. The case for vegetarianism in the fight against heart disease. Clinical Advisor. 2014; 17(8): 24-38. http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/the-case-for-vegetarianism-in-the-fight-against-heart-disease/article/361676/

Howard, T, Grosel, J. Updated Guidelines for Lipid Screening in Children and Adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. March, 2015; 28 (3) 30-36. http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Fulltext/2015/03000/Updated_guidelines_for_lipid_screening_in_children.4.aspx

Downs J, Childers, W. A patient with Factor V Leiden mutation and a related pulmonary embolism. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. February, 2016; 29(2) 34-35. http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Abstract/2016/02000/A_patient_with_Factor_V_Leiden_and_a_related.5.aspx

Schwieterman, C.; Sarap, M; Childers, J. A rare case of iron-deficiency anemia rapidly progressing to a life-threatening event. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants May, 2016; 29(5) 37-39. http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Abstract/2016/05000/A_rare_case_of_iron_deficiency_anemia_rapidly.6.aspx

Dubis, L; Collins, M. Treatment options in immune thrombocytopenia. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. December, 2016; 29 (12) 59-63. http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Abstract/2016/12000/Treatment_options_in_immune_thrombocytopenia.9.aspx

Accepted for publication, but not yet published:

Herrmann, S., Medium-chain acyl-coa dehydrogenase deficiency (MCAD). ADVANCE for NPs & PAs. Accepted for publication.