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Physician Assistant

Malden, MA
October 05, 2018

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GARKIE ZHU, PA-C Melrose, MA l 970-***-**** l

Relevant Clinical Rotations

Spinal Surgery: New Hampshire Orthopeadic Center/Catholic Medical Center- Manchester, NH

First/second assist in lumbar laminectomy, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, lateral lumbar interbody fusion, sacroiliac joint fusion, minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.

Physical exam, evaluation of imaging, and diagnosis of lumbar and cervical stenosis and radiculopathy, lumbar spondylolisthesis, lumbar and cervical degenerative disc disease.

General/Orthopeadic Surgery: Newton Wellesley Hospital- Newton, MA

First assist in total knee/hip replacement, ORIF, knee/shoulder scopes, ACL repairs.

Worked in a team setting within the OR, preparing and positioning the patient for surgery, providing visualization of the operating field, suturing incisions, camera holding during laparoscopic procedures, and performing pre- and postoperative activities to facilitate optimal patient care.

Ambulatory procedures include: knee and trochanteric injections.

EMR Proficiency: eClinicalWorks, EPIC, Meditech, drchrono


MCPHS University- Boston, MA

Master of Physician Assistant Studies 05/2018

University of Colorado- Denver, CO

Bachelor of Science in Biology 05/2013

Professional Experience

Lutheran Medical Center- Wheat Ridge, CO

Certified Nursing Assistant, Orthopedic/Surgical Floor 2012- 2015

Facilitated pre and post op patients with activities of daily living in a safe yet efficient manner. This included assisting in personal hygiene, ambulation, and nourishment. Ensured patient stability through regular rounding on patients and assessment of vitals, pain levels, and intake/output. Worked alongside nurses as an adjunct, maintaining a safe and professional environment.


Massachusetts Physician Assistant License Expires: 03/2019

License number: PA6681

National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants Expires: 12/2020

Physician Assistant Certified Identification #: 1152201

American Heart Association

ACLS Provider for Healthcare Providers Expires: 01/2019

BLS for Healthcare Providers Expires: 12/2018

Red Rocks Community College- Lakewood, CO

Certified Nursing Assistant 2012- 2015

Professional Affiliation

American Academy of Physician Assistants 2015- 2017

Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants

Volunteer Work

Physician Assistant Student Society of MCPHS

Student Member 2015- 2017

Through the MCPHS Physician Assistant Student Society, I volunteered at the medical tent during the Jimmy Fund Walk, Boston Half Marathon, and Boston Marathon. Helped cook meals for cancer patients and their families at the Hope Lodge. Arranged and participated in extracurricular activities for the patrons at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless.

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