Chatham University

Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Faculty and Staff

Kelly Donkers MPA, PA-C

Kelly Donkers
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, Physical Examination, Clinical Documentation and Professionalism, Dance Injuries

Personal Areas of Interest

Cooking, travel, ballet, music


Kelly is a 1997 graduate of the Duquesne University PA Program. Her clinical experience includes orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and general surgery. She has served on the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants Board of Directors as Vice President, and as a delegate to the AAPA HOD. Kelly is the faculty liaison to the Pennsylvania Society for Physician Assistants and has served as a Delegate for PSPA. She is the coordinator of Medical Simulation activities for the program.


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




  • PA Studies Program Facilitator of the Year 2010
  • Chatham PA Program Class of 2014 Faculty Award



  • Chatham PA Program Class of 2010 Facilitator of the Year


  • Donkers K and Ennulat C. “One Program’s Experience with Enhancing Cultural Diversity Training in the Curriculum”. National Conference for the Physician Assistant Education Association. New Orleans, LA, November 2011.
  • Donkers K and Felix H. Ovarian Cancer: Dare to be Aware. AAPA Impact, Las Vegas, NV 2011.
  • Donkers K and Felix H. Where are we with Ovarian Cancer awareness? Poster Presentation, PSPA Conference 2010.