Chatham University

Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Faculty and Staff

Carl Garrubba MPA, PA-C

Carl Garrubba
Program Director and Assistant Professor
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2007

Academic Areas of Interest

HIV/AIDS Medicine


I am a Certified Physician Assistant and graduated from Duquesne University with a Master in Physician Assistant in 1995. My clinical experience includes Thoracic Surgery and HIV Medicine and Research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). I was named co-investigator on several HIV Clinical Trials while working at UPMC. I was hired in June of 2007 as Clinical Coordinator in Chatham University's PA Program. My BS in Business Administration is also from Duquesne University and I received my Certified Public Accountant license in 1988. I also served three years as Board President for the Shepherd Wellness Community (AIDS service organization). As a member of the Chatham Community, I have served as Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for three years, then Full-Time Assistant Professor for the past two years and in April, 2012, accepted the position of Program Director.


  • M.P.A., Duquesne University (Pittsburgh), 1995
  • B.S., Duquesne University (Pittsburgh), 1986


  • Garrubba C, Donkers K. An Updated Approach to Treating and Preventing Herpes Zoster. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. December 2013. Volume 26; Issue 12, 56-59.
  • Felix, H., Laird, J, Ennulat, C., Donkers, K., Garrubba, C., Hawkins S., Hertweck M. Holistic Admissions Process: An Initiative to Support Diversity in Medical Education. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2012: Volume 23:3. 21-27.
  • Felix H, Garrubba C. Poster Abstract of "Evaluation of Self-Selection of Clinical Rotations". The Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2011; 22: 26-27
  • Felix H, Garrubba C, Devlin D. "Utilization of a Self-Selection Process for Clinical Rotation Assignments: A Report on Student and Clinical Coordinator Satisfaction. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2011; 22, 2: 25-29
  • Ennulat CE, Garrubba C, DeLong D. "Evaluation of Multiple Variables Predicting the Likelihood of Passage and Failure of PANCE". The Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2011; 22, 2: 7-18


  • Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountant
  • Physician Assistant Certification


  • Shepherd Wellness Community - Distinguished Service Award


  • Member - American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member - Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants