Rob Birk, B.S.P.A.’02

Rob Birk, B.S.P.A.’02, left family practice in Oconto, WI, and in November 2019 joined the Emergency Medicine Group at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander, WI. His wife, Jamie, a certified surgical technologist, also joined Ascension St. Mary’s in December.

Andrew Petersen, PA-C’14

Andrew Petersen, PA-C’14, recently was appointed regional chair of the Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants (NP/PA) Council for Mayo Clinic’s southwest Minnesota region. He also serves as NP/PA director of emergency medicine for the region. He resides in Mankato, MN.

Abigail Schiltz, PA-C’18

Abigail Schiltz, PA-C’18, is a psychiatry physician assistant with the Des Moines (IA) Pastoral Counseling Center. She recently completed a residency training program in family medicine at the University of Iowa. Her practice includes treatment of male and female patients …

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Susan Koehler, PA-C’00

Susan Koehler, PA-C’00, is a psychiatry physician assistant with the Des Moines (IA) Pastoral Counseling Center. She has been awarded the NCCPA Certificate of Added Qualifications in Psychiatry. Susan’s general psychiatry practice includes treatment of children, adolescents and adults with mood …

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Shaun Grammer, PA-C’07

Shaun Grammer, PA-C’07, was named director of the division of physician assistant education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Allied Health Professions. He has served as associate professor in physician assistant education since July 2018. He …

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Kelsey Bonta Peterson, PA-C’18

Kelsey Bonta Peterson, PA-C’18, is a board-certified physician assistant with Midtown Health Center in Norfolk, NE. Her practice interests include preventative medicine, diabetes management and psychiatric care.

A unique and lasting legacy

If Gregory Kolbinger had a motto, it could be “I’ll serve where I’m needed.” An early leader in DMU’s physician assistant program, he also pioneered the University’s simulation program and taught in all three colleges.  DMU asked Gregory Kolbinger to …

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