Photo: Dana Pelizza, P.A.-C.

Dana, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, joined University Orthopedic Surgeons in 2009. She received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University in Pittsburgh after attending Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, for her undergraduate degrees. She works alongside Dr. Philip McDowell, assisting him in the operating room and caring for patients in the hospital and clinic settings. In her free time, Dana enjoys spending time with her husband and stepson, watching and playing sports, and traveling to visit friends and family.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science and Psychology: Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies: Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Certification

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants