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Chatham University

Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Faculty and Staff

Lea O'Keefe MPA, PA-C

Lea O'Keefe

Clinical Coordinator and Assistant Professor
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2013

Academic Areas of Interest

Gastroenterology, Surgery, Esophageal Manometry


Lea O'Keefe received her Master of Physician Assistant Degree from Duquesne University in 2002. She has worked clinically in surgery and gastroenterology since graduating. Lea was a part-time clinical coordinator at Chatham University from 2006-2007. She rejoined Chatham in 2013 as faculty and clinical coordinator for the Physician Assistant program.


  • Bachelor of Health Science, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA), 2001
  • Master of Physician Assistant, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) 2002


  • Occult Perineal Endometrioma: Diagnosis by Endoanal Ultrasound and Treatment by Excision. McCormick et al. Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2007 Aug: 52 (8): 733-6.
  • Genomic Heterogeneity as a Barrier to Precision Medicine in Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma. Pectasides, E et. al Cancer Discov January 1 2018 8 (1) 37-48; DOI:10.1158/2159-8290.CD-17-0395