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Physician Assistant

Cambridge, MA
October 18, 2018

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MCPHS University – Worcester, MA

Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Worcester, MA December 2018

Capstone Project:

Investigated the long term cardiac effects of steroids on professional athletes

Clinical Rotations (5 weeks per rotation)

Cardiac Surgery Johns Hopkins Hospital – Baltimore, MD

Pediatrics North Providence Pediatrics, Providence, RI

General Surgery St. Vincent Hospital- Worcester, MA

Emergency Medicine Harrington Memorial Hospital- Southbridge, MA

Primary Care Reliant Medical Group – Westborough, MA

Psychiatry Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital- Worcester, MA

Ob/Gyn Rio Beni Health Foundation- Rurrenbaque, Beni Bolivia

Internal Medicine St. Vincent Hospital- Worcester, MA

Orthopedic Surgery University of California, San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Proficient in:

Intraoperative assisting, obtaining and interpretation of EKGs, administration and prescription of medications, ordering and interpretation of various labs and imaging studies, stapling, CPR, ACLS, placement of Foley catheters, aseptic and isolation techniques, physical examinations, daily rounding and presentation of cases, SOAP and progress notes, administration of local anesthesia, Papanicolaou cytology smears

Experience in:

Camera operation in laparoscopic surgery, examination of eyes using fluorescein staining, angiogram interpretation, closure of wounds with suture/staples/dermabond, venipuncture, casting and splinting, wound care and dressing changes, incision and drainage, removal of chest tubes, EPIC and Meditech Electronic Medical Records, digital nerve blocks.

University of California, San Diego– La Jolla, CA

Bachelor of Sciences, Human Biology June 2012


Certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistant 2018 (Pending)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support July 2019

Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider July 2019


Clinical Lab Technician at Genoptix Inc.- Carlsbad, CA November 2012- November 2016

Summary: Process lung, colon, and breast biopsies for different molecular, FISH tests. Exposed to different immunohistochemistry techniques, microdissection, etching for FISH tests, and analyzing special staining. Coordinating the logistics to ensure that proper laboratory testing and accurate results were all achieved between the molecular, FISH, Biopharma Labs, pathologists, and Clinical service coordinators.

Tanaya Pattnaik 2


American Academy of Physician Assistants, Student Member 2017 – 2018

Historian, SAAPA MCPHS Worcester 2017 – 2018

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member 2017 –2018


Garfin S,Pattnaik T, Lee YP. Ch. 11 Biologic Considerations for XLIF. Published into the 2nd Edition XLIF by Nuvasive 2013

Luke A, Pattnaik T, Behera SK. Practical Recommendations and Perspectives on Cardiac Screening for Healthy Pediatric Athletes. Published in Sports Health, February 2011.

Piper S, Laron N, Manzano G, Pattnaik T, Feeley BT, Kim H. A comparison of lidocaine, ropivacaine, and dexamethasone. Published in The Bone and Joint Journal, June 2012.


UCSD Cardiovascular Laboratory PI: Francisco Villarreal, MD PhD January 2011- June 2012 Research Assistant Recovery Following Dyssynchronous Contractions

Performed histological analysis of canine cardiac tissue to determine collagen fraction following dyssynchronous contraction. Sectioned frozen material and perform H&E stains as well as analyzing the stains. Trained on current medical projects involving different animal models at the UCSD School of Medicine. Learned the Langendorff system to assess cardiac function following administration of different compounds. Performed infarct surgery and recovered this tissue from rat to analyze for data.

UCSD Orthopedic Spine Research PI: Yu-po Lee, M.D. September 2010-2011 Research Associate

Evaluation of Hip Flexion Strength Following Extreme Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Met with patients pre op and post op at various UCSD orthopedic clinics testing muscle strength post extreme lateral lumbar interbody fusion surgery.

UCSF Orthopedic Laboratory PI: Hubert Kim M.D. June- August 2011 Research Assistant

Learned various microbiology techniques such as PCR, RT PCR, Western Blotting, as well as Cell Culture techniques.

UCSF Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory PI: Brian Feeley, MD June-August 2010 Research Assistant

Evaluation of graft size on ACL reconstruction

Learned biomechanical principles in a study evaluating the effects of graft size on the stability of the ACL following reconstruction. Basic biomechanics techniques were taught including load cell application and MTS testing protocols.


Reins, Therapeutic Horse Ranch for Disabled Persons September 2011-2012

Monarch School for Homeless Children, San Diego September 2011-2012

Scripps Hospital-La Jolla, PACU, Rehabilitation Services January 2010-June 2012

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