Donna Agnew, MSPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Agnew, DonnaAssociate Professor, College of Health Sciences


  • MS, Physician Assistant Studies, Arcadia University
  • BS, Medical Technology, Temple University

Role at Salus University:

  • Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences 
  • Director, Physician Assistant Program
  • Associate Professsor, Physician Assistant Program

Clinical Specialty:

  • Internal Medicine 

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • 2015, Robert K. Pedersen Global Outreach Humanitarian Assistance Grant recipient, Physician Assistant Foundation, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • 2013, Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants 2011, “Best of Bucks” in the Category of Physician Assistant

Selected Representative Publications:

  • 2014, Pavlik D, Agnew D, Stiles L, Ditoro R. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
  • 2014, PA Expert in Educational Video entitled, “Medication Safety Communication, a PI-CME Activity for Physician Assistants”. This was a collaborative effort between AAPA’s Learning Central and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
  • 2009, Agnew, D. and Paulk, D. “Illustrated Examination Review Book for the Physician Assistant,” Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA


  • October 26, 2017, PSPA Annual Conference King of Prussia, PA. “Hematologic Malignancies: A Primary Care Perspective”.
  • October 20, 2017, PAEA Education Forum Denver, CO. Panel Presentation, “Optimal team practice: Its Impact on PA Education”.
  • October 13, 2016, PAEA Education Forum Minneapolis MN. Co-Presented with Daniel Pavlik, PA-C, “Reasonable Accommodations in Medical Education”.
  • May 18, 2016, American Academy of Physician Assistants’ Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. “Sarcoidosis: Looking Beyond the Lungs”.
  • October 23, 2015, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, Erie, PA. “The Inflammatory Facts of Sarcoidosis”
  • October 3, 2015, Pennsylvania Council for International Education, Pittsburgh, PA. Co-presented with Michael Huber, PA-C and Melissa Justice, PA-C “Collaborating with Global Brigades for a Medical and Public Health Mission”
  • Impact 2014, American Academy of Physician Assistants’ 42nd Annual Conference, Boston, MA Co-Presented with Daniel Pavlik, PA-C,“Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome”
  • 2013, AIHA Twinning Project Workshop, Port Alfred, South Africa, May, 2013. “An Overview of OSCE Development and Assessment”
  • Impact 2012, American Academy of Physician Assistants’ 40th Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada. “The Misdiagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Zebra Losing Its Stripes”


  • 2011, Best of Bucks County, Physician Assistant Category

Professional Certifications: 

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Affiliations: 

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • Medical Reserve Corps, Bucks County Department of Health