Erin Schultz, Pa-c, Phd
New Mexico Heart Institute
Erin E. Paschel, PA-C, joined the Department of Neurological Surgery as a surgical physician assistant for the Spine Services Division in 2009. She currently serves as a clinical instructor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and she is a member of the Preceptor Academy for Advanced Practice Providers. She also is a clinical assistant professor at Chatham University where she earned her masters of physician assistant studies degree. Erin was born and raised in Pittsburgh, completing her undergraduate degree at Allegheny College and post-baccalaureate graduate studies at Duquesne University. Erin’s research interests include treating cervical disc herniations and degenerative diseases with stand-alone zero-profile devices, balloon kyphoplasty for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures, and dynamic stabilization of the lumbar spine. She also serves as the co-principal investigator of a prospective clinical investigation into decreasing surgical site infectionsusing chlorhexidine.