College of Medicine Graduate Programs


Patricia A. Hogue PhD,  PA-C, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Department Chair, Program Director, Associate Professor, joined the Department of Physician Assistant Studies faculty as Clinical Coordinator in early March, 1997 and was promoted to Program Director and Chair in May, 1999.  Dr. Hogue was appointed in 1993 as a member of the Medical College of Ohio PA advisory committee that served to start the new PA Program and hire the Program Director.  Dr. Hogue is a graduate of Hahnemann/Drexel Physician Assistant Program, received her Master degree from The Chicago Medical School/Finch University of Health Science, and completed her doctoral coursework at University of Toledo.  Dr. Hogue brings extensive clinical experience to the UT PA Program in internal medicine, cardiology, Parkinson Disease and family medicine; and is currently practicing part-time at UTMC in the Department of Family Practice and prior appointment in the Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Clinic.  She is active professionally in the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants with many prior and current community board appointments,The Links, Incorporated. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  Her research interests include minority and women health issues, healthcare disparities, older adult health and breast cancer.

Patricia Hogue

April Gardner MSBS, PA-C is an Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director and Academic Coordinator in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.  Ms. Gardner joined the University of Toledo as a full-time faculty member in August, 2007.  She is an alumnus of the Medical College of Ohio Physician Assistant Program (now the UT PA Program) and previously served as adjunct faculty while practicing clinically in family medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, and urology.  She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants.  Her research interests include urology, geriatric medicine, osteoporosis, and eating disorders.

April Gardner

 Sanford Kimmel, M.D - Program Medical Director - Family Medicine; Pediatrics, MD: Ohio State University, Columbus; Residency in Family Practice: St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Dayton, OH Residency in Pediatrics: Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH Immunizations, Asthma and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), , Professor, Family Medicine Vice Chair, Family Medicine.  Dr. Kimmel joined the PA faculty as the program medical director in 2013.  In addition Dr. Kimmel is the Medical Director of the Main Campus Medical Center for Student Health at the University of Toledo.  



Jolene Miller MLS is an Instructor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.  Ms. Miller joined the department in 1997 and served as Scholarly Project Coordinator from 2000 - 2008.  Her administrative appointment is in the Mulford Health Science Library, where she is the Assistant Director of Mulford Library.  She received a Bachelor of Biology degree from the Ohio State University in 1991; a Master of Library Science from Kent State University in 1994; Graduate Certificate in Medical and Health Sciences Education from the then-Medical College of Ohio in 2003; and has taken graduate coursework in research and measurement at UT.

Jolene Miller

Carolina Wishner, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.  Dr. Wishner joined the faculty in 2014. Carolina has served as the Director of the Clinic of the National Police in her native country the Republic of Panama as well as the Physician for the Panamanian Olympic Committee. She has prior experience working on large scale disasters by way of her efforts at Chernobyl in the mid-1980’s. As a result Dr. Wishner provided much needed care at the scene of Ground Zero in 2001.  Dr. Wishner received her Doctor of General Medicine in 1990 from The First Institute of Medicine, Russia, Ukraine, a Master of Public Health in 2012 from Bowling Green/University of Toledo Consortium.   

 carolina wishner

 Linda Jo Dill, PhD PA-C is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. She joined the University of Toledo as a full-time faculty member in July of 2014.  Dr. Dill graduated from Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa physician assistant program in June, 1990 with a Bachelor of Science, received her Master of Science from Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, West Virginia in June 1990, and received her doctorate of Philosophy in June, 2008 from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Dr. Dill has served as the full core faculty member and academic cooridinator for seven years at the York College, City University of New York, Jamaica, New York.  Dr. Dill's research interests are Medical Malpractice Issues and student learning.  


Pamela DeWalt M.O.L. is the Administrative Clinical Coordinator in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.  She joined the faculty in March of 2011.  Ms. DeWalt is no stranger to this community.  She began her career at the University of Toledo in 1993, when The University of Toledo Health Science Campus was still the Medical College of Ohio.  She received her Master of Organizational Leadership degree from Lourdes College in 2010.  Her research interest includes leadership styles and practices, female leadership roles, and work-life balance.

Pamela Banner MOL

Natalie Walkup, MPAS, PA-C is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.  She joined the University of Toledo as a full-time faculty member in August of 2011.  Mrs. Walkup graduated from Duquesne University with her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  She has practiced clinically in Aesthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tick Borne Diseases, Gynecology and Gynecology / Oncology.  Mrs. Walkup believes in serving the rural and underserved populations and has been involved in medical missions to Gabon, Africa.  Her research interests include the role of patient education in disease prevention, infectious disease, spirituality and wellness, and women’s health.

Natalie Walkup

Gisella Oliver, MSBS, PA-C is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.  Professor Gisella joined the University of Toledo PA Program as a full-time faculty member in November 2014.  Mrs. Oliver graduated from The University of Toledo PA Program in December 2010.  Mrs. Oliver is a prior adjunct faculty on the community college level and brings prior academic experience to her role as faculty.  She has practiced in Internal Medicine.  Mrs. Oliver's research interests are in healthcare disparities, women's health.




Last Updated: 6/26/15