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Debra L. Priore, PA-C, MHS
Cardiovascular Surgery

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Debbie has been a Physician Assistant in Surgery over 20 years. She has spent the last 17 years performing Cardiothoracic Surgery in both NJ and PA. Debbie is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, at Drexel University School of Medicine and also enjoys teaching Anatomy and Pathophysiology at the School of Perfusion, Cooper Hospital University Medical Center.

1999 - 2001 MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Master of Health Sciences
1986 - 1987 Physician Assistant Surgical Residency
Norwalk/Yale Univ School of Medicine
1984 - 1986 Physician Associate Program
Yale Univ School of Medicine
1980 - 1984 Hartwick College BA in Biochemistry
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
  1. “Rounds Riddle – Pulmonary Embolism”, Physician Assistant, Vol 20, No 3, Pg 131-134, March 1996.
  2. “Traumatic Aneurysm of the Innominate Artery”, JAAPA, Vol 7, No 8, Pg 576, Sept 1994.
  3. “The Modified Figure of Eight: An Ideal Suturing Technique”, JAAPA, Vol 5, No 6, June 1992.
  4. “Chest Tube Removal – An Easier Method”, Physician Assistant, Vol 16, No 11, Pg 73, Nov 1992.
  5. Chapter “The Physician Assistant in Hospital Practice”, Critical Issues in Surgery, 1993.
  6. “Cutaneous Larva Migrans”, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Sept 1988.
  7. “Phantom Limb Pain, Physician Assistant Journal, Apr 1987.


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