Ellen D. Mandel, D.M.H., M.P.A., PA-C
Teaching physician assistant students is a privilege which I take seriously, as they are our future.
I have been teaching physician assistant students (PA) for nine years and am beginning my fifth year at Seton Hall University's PA Program. I have been working in health care for more than thirty years, wearing many hats such as a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and hospital administrator. I received my Master of Physician Assistant from the Rutgers/UMDNJ PA Program and consider it one of my best decisions. I recently completed my Doctor of Medical Humanities from Drew University, which has rounded out my strong science background and permits me to better weave together the art and science of medicine for our PA students' education. My classroom work is supplemented by "moonlighting" at a large multi-specialty physician practice.
My interests include endocrine disorders, nutrition, behavioral medicine and complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM). I publish, lecture and enjoy teaching on these topics. Additionally, I have a wonderful family and enjoy traveling with them to over 30 countries to date.
- Doctor of Medical Humanities (DMH) , Drew University,
- BS/Master of Physician Assistant (MSPA), UMDNJ
- Master of Public Administration (MPA), Seton Hall University
- Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (DFAAPA). 2009
- Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year. American Dietetic Association. 1986
- Dietary Supplements: Do You Know What Your Patient is Taking?
Clinician Reviews, 19(9), 22,
- Erythema Infectiosum: the Many Faces of Fifth Disease
JAAPA, 22(6), 42- 46,
- A Comprehensive Review for the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants (Book Review)
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia,
- Ginkgo Biloba (Book Chapter)
In Judith Deutsch and Ellen Anderson (Eds.), "Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy: A Clinical Decision-Making Approach," Saunders/ Elsevier,