College of Medicine Graduate Programs

PA Faculty

Patricia A. Hogue , PhD, PA

Patricia A. Hogue, PhD, PA

Department Chair, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor

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.  After a robust faculty search, Dr. Hogue interviewed and was hired as the Faculty Clinical Coordinator in early March, 1997 and was promoted to Program Director and Chair of The Department of Physician Assistant Studies in May, 1999. She is still Department Chair and also the Associate Dean of Diversity. 

Dr. Hogue is a graduate of Hahnemann/Drexel Physician Assistant Program, received her Master of Science degree from The Chicago Medical School/Finch University of Health Science, and completed her PhD doctoral coursework at University of Toledo- Department of Public Health, major - Health Education and minor - Certificate in Contemporary Gerontological Practice.  Dr. Hogue brings extensive clinical experience to the UT PA Program in internal medicine, cardiology, Parkinson Disease - movement disorders and Family Medicine; currently practicing part-time at UTMC in the Department of Family Medicine.  She is active professionally in the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants (OAPA), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Diversity and Inclusion with many prior and current community board appointments.  Dr. Hogue is also a longstanding member of The Links, Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.  Her research interests include minority and women health issues, healthcare disparities, social determinants of health, and older adult health.


Paul L. Schaefer, MD, PhD

Paul L. Schaefer, MD, PhD

Program Medical Director, Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Dr. Schaefer was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He is now an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, along with Medical Director of the PA Program. He obtained his MD from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the former Medical University of Ohio (now The University of Toledo).  His research interests include mental health and depression.


Linda Jo Dill, PhD, PA-C

Linda Jo Dill, PhD, PA-C

Program Director and Assistant Professor

Dr. Dill 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 coordinator 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.  


Carolina Wishner, MD, MPH

Carolina Wishner, MD, MPH

Assistant Program Director and Assistant Professor

Dr. Wishner joined the faculty in 2014. Dr. Wishner 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 of this position, 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. Dr. Wishner has provided an integral part of the development of the simulation center as well as serving as one of the teaching faculty.  Dr. Wishner is actively involved in the Interdisciplinary Professional Education where there are 18 disciplines represented in this initiative.  Dr. Wishner's research interest are in disaster medicine and public health issues.


Meenakshi K. Kaw, MD, PhD

Meenakshi K. Kaw, MD, PhD

Academic Clinical Educator and Assistant Professor

Dr. Kaw joined the University of Toledo PA Program as a full-time faculty member June 1, 2016.  Prior to becoming a faculty member in the PA Program, Dr. Kaw held the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology from June 2013 to June 2016.  Dr. Kaw was also a collaborating researcher on the breast cancer research initiatives and taught in the Human Donation and Medical Science Programs.  Dr. Kaw completed her MD degree from the Medical College University of Kashmir, India, July 1984, her Postgraduate diploma in clinical pathology, September 1988 and a residency in pathology at the Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India June 1992.  Dr. Kaw completed a Masters of Science in Occupational Health (MSOH) in 2002; PhD in Molecular Basis of Disease, 2007; Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2013 all from The Medical College of Ohio/University of Toledo. Dr. Kaw's research interest includes hypertension and cancer.  


Jolene Miller, MLS

Jolene Miller, MLS

Instructor

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.

Last Updated: 4/28/17