Jena Smith smiling for her staff photo.

Department

Neurosurgery

Jena R Smith, PA-C, MSBS

Advanced Practice Provider

Personal Statement:

I have five months of experience in a primarily outpatient clinic-based position evaluating and providing expert recommendations for a full spectrum of adult neurosurgical problems at a large university-based academic institution working with multiple neurosurgeons. I work closely with supervising physicians in performing history and physical examinations, interpreting neurological imaging including plain films, CT and MR studies, and devising diagnostic and therapeutic treatment plans for new patient consultations and provide short and long term follow up post-surgical care. I take advantage of every opportunity, when available, to first assist in surgery to maintain my surgical skills. Attendance to weekly academic lectures including grand rounds and conferences.


Education

2008 Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences - PA
Physician Assistant The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA

2005 BS in Biology & Minor in Chemistry Biology University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, USA

Awards & Accomplishments

01/2008    Research Excellence Award for an Exemplary Original Research Project: University of Toledo An Assessment of the Knowledge and Attitudes of Ohio Physician Assistants Regarding Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

01/2007    Health Sciences Campus Tuition Scholarship: University of Toledo

01/2002    Joseph E. Salsbury Scholarship: Honors Scholarship: Joseph E. Salsbury Scholarship, USF. 2002-2005