Physician Assistant Students

Orthopaedic Surgery Elective Rotations

Orthopaedic Surgery Elective Rotations at the University of Virginia are available to interested students in his or her clinical year.  The typical 4 – 5 week rotation is divided into 1 week blocks in subspecialty services (listed below).   The rotation will allow students to participate in outpatient clinics, surgeries and Orthopaedic conferences.

We currently have affiliations with the following PA programs:

  • James Madison University
  • Virginia Medical School PA Program
  • Shenandoah University
  • Wake Forest
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • South University (Savannah, GA)

If your program is not listed above, an affiliation agreement between UVA is required prior to the start of a rotation.

Prior to the start of a rotation, students will receive an email from the PA student coordinator, Kelsey Parente (, including assigned schedule and pre-rotation requirements.  Please note, we are unable to accept requests for specific subspecialty rotations.

Subspecialty Services

Advanced Practice Providers:

Adult Reconstruction (Joints)
– Nicholas Calabrese, MS, PA-C
– Alex Leuze, PA-C
– Chad Wilson, Ms, PA-C, MHS
– Kyle Wilson, PA-C

Foot & Ankle Surgery
– Jim Shorten, MS, PA-C
– Andrea White, PA- C

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
– Kelsey Parente, MS, PA-C
– Amy Radigan, MPAS, PA-C

Orthopaedic Trauma
– Claire McMahon, FNP-C
– Lara Myers, MSN, RN, ANCP-BC
– Jacquelyn Wilson, MHSc, PA-C

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
– G.M. Pugh, MS PA-C, ATC, LRT
– Kimberly Higginbotham, PA-C
– Logan Seitzer, PA-C

Pediatric Orthopaedics
– Emily Feiner, PA-C

Spine Surgery
– Megan Abrams, PA-C
– Sarah Rynders, PA-C
– Rosemarie Tyger, MS, PA-C

Vascular Surgery/Limb Preservation
– Daniel Wolfe, PA-C