Faculty - PA Studies

Our Talented Faculty

MBKU's blend of talented and diverse clinical experts provides students with an excellent theoretical background and clinical mentoring.  In addition to the faculty's primary goal of achieving excellence in teaching, faculty are also actively engaged in research and scholarly activities, and regularly participate in professional, educational and scientific organizations at local, state and national levels. In addition to their professional education activities, faculty are also involved in state and national leadership roles to influence and facilitate policy and decision making to shape the future of physician assistant education and the profession.

Dean Judy Ortiz, PhD, PA-C, College of Health Sciences
Program Director, School of PA Studies

Headshot of Dean Judy Ortiz
Joined MBKU's College of Health Sciences in 2014

BS, Ball State University
MS, Wake Forest University
MHS, Duke University
PhD, Colorado State University
PA-C, Physician Assistant Certified
 
Tel: 714.449.7470 

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SPAS Faculty List

Kimberly Clark: Joined us in 2013
Director of Assessment
Assistant Professor
School of Physician Assistant Studies

 
BS, Rochester Institute of Technology
MPAS, University of Nebraska
PA-C, Physician Assistant Certified

 
714.872.5688 | kclark@ketchum.edu
Robyn Dettmar: Joined us in 2017
Assistant Professor
 
BS, University of California, Davis
BS, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
MPAS, University of Nebraska, Omaha

 
714.872.5686 | rdettmar@ketchum.edu
Sandra Fineman: Joined us in 2014
Director of Clinical Education
School of Physician Assistant Studies

 
BS, California State University, Fullerton
Certificate of Clinical Proficiency, Stanford University Physician Assistant Program
PA-C, Physician Assistant Certified

 
714.872.5696 | sfineman@ketchum.edu
Branden Grove: Joined us in 2016
Assistant Professor
 
BS, University of California, Los Angeles
MD , University of California, Davis
Family Medicine Residency - Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

 
714.992.7818 | bgrove@ketchum.edu
Martin Holt: Joined us in 2016
Assistant Director of Clinical Education
 
AS, Southwestern Illinois College
Certificate of Clinical Proficiency, Stanford University Physician Assistant Program
PA-C, Physician Assistant Certified

 
714.872.5687 | mholt@ketchum.edu
Julia Karnoski: Joined us in 2015
Adjunct Faculty
School of Physician Assistant Studies

 
BS, Loyola Marymount University
MMS, Midwestern University
PA-C, Physician Assistant Certified

 
714.872.5712 | jkarnoski@ketchum.edu
Rima Khankan: Joined us in 2011
Assistant Professor
Applied Medical Sciences, SPAS
Basic Visual Sciences, SCCO
School of Physician Assistant Studies
Southern California College of Optometry

 
BS, California State University, Bakersfield
MS, California State University, Los Angeles
Biotechnology Certificate, California State University, Los Angeles
PhD, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

 
714.992.7831 | rkhankan@ketchum.edu
Susan Marder: Joined us in 2015
Assistant Professor
School of Physician Assistant Studies

 
BS, Mt. St Mary’s College
MSN University of San Diego
ANP-C, Adult Nurse Practitioner Certified

 
714.872.5708 | smarder@ketchum.edu
Daniel L. May: Joined us in 1995
Medical Director
School of Physician Assistant Studies

 
BA, California State University, Fullerton
MD, University of California, Irvine
Family Practice residency (Chief Resident) USC-PIH Family Practice

 
714.872.5685 | dmay@ketchum.edu
Allison Mollet: Joined us in 2013
Director of Didactic Education
Assistant Professor
School of Physician Assistant Studies

 
BS, Western Washington University
MMS, Yale University School of Medicine PA Program
PA-C, Physician Assistant Certified

 
714.872.5689 | amollet@ketchum.edu
Judy Ortiz: Joined us in 2014
Dean
College of Health Sciences
Director
School of Physician Assistant Studies

 
BS, Ball State University
MS, Wake Forest University
MHS, Duke University
PhD, Colorado State University
PA-C, Physician Assistant Certified

 
714.449.7470 | jortiz@ketchum.edu
Erin Salcido: Joined us in 2015
Assistant Director of Didactic Education
Assistant Professor
School of Physician Assistant Studies

 
BS, University of San Diego
MPAS, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
PA-C, Physician Assistant Certified

 
714.872.5703 | esalcido@ketchum.edu