Shonna Riedlinger is the Program Director and Clinical
Assistant Professor for the Physician Assistant Studies Program and the
Division of Mathematics, Computer and Natural Sciences at Ohio Dominican
Professor Riedlinger graduated in 1998 from Midwestern University’s
graduate PA program. She has worked as a PA in the Emergency Medicine for 15
years at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio while employed by Immediate
During that time, she has been a PA student preceptor for
over 10 years for PA programs in Ohio and surrounding states and coordinated
student rotations. In addition to her clinical work, she was the Clinical
Supervisor for the Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners working in the emergency
department at Mount Carmel St Ann’s prior to coming to ODU.
She participated in hospital leadership and continuous
quality improvement committees. She was a Board Member for Immediate Health
Associates Inc., a member of the Human Resource Committee, Management team and coordinated the MLP scheduling for the
Professor Riedlinger worked as a Clinical Dietitian prior to
going to PA school. She was the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Fairfield Medical
Center in Lancaster Ohio. Prior to her management position, she worked as a
Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian focusing on assessing the nutritional
needs of critically ill patients at
Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and at St. Paul Medical Center
in Dallas, Texas.
Professor Riedlinger’s interests include evidence based medicine and furthering the process of integrating
Physician Assistants into the Health Care Team through PA education, clinical
relationships, and research.
She continues to work 3-4 shifts monthly in the Emergency
Department. She is active in community service and has recently been named a
Board of Trustee for Mohun Nursing Home.
Shonna is married and a mother of two children and enjoys
spending time and creating adventures with her family.