Dana Pelizza, P.A.-C.

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

Dana, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, joined University Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2009. She received her Masters 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 Justin and their two sons, Brayden and Brooks, exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and watching her kids in their sporting activities.


    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


    • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants