Chatham University

Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Faculty and Staff

Kelly Donkers MPA, PA-C
Assistant Professor, Academic Coordinator
Hometown : Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Joined Chatham : 2008

Academic Areas of Interest

Lumbar and Cervical Spinal Fusion Ovarian Cancer Medical Simulation Training

Personal Areas of Interest

Cooking, Travel, Ballet

Personal Website : Visit Website


Kelly is a 1997 graduate of the Duquesne University PA Program, has worked in surgery, primarily Orthopaedic Spine Surgery for 10 years in the state of Maryland. She has also worked in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and general surgery as well as done Independent Medical Case Review. She has also served on the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants Board of Directors as Vice President, and has been a delegate for the AAPA House of Delegates for Maryland, and now serves as a Pennsylvania Delegate.


  • MPA, Duquesne University, 1997
  • BS, Health Sciences, Duquesne University, 1996





  • Chatham PA Program Class of 2010 Facilitator of the Year


  • Donkers, K and Felix, H. "Where are we with Ovarian Cancer Awareness". Poster Presentation of original research. American Academy of Physician Assistants IMPACT Annual Conference. (Atlanta, GA) May 2010
  • Donkers,K and Felix, H. "Ovarian Cancer: Dare to be Aware". American Academy of Physician Assistants IMPACT Annual Conference (Las Vegas, NV) June 2011.