Shonna Riedlinger, D.M.Sc., PAC, is Provost of Ohio Dominican University. Prior to
this role, she served as Program Director and Assistant Professor for the Physician
Assistant Studies Program and the Division of Mathematics, Computer and Natural Sciences
at Ohio Dominican University.
Dr. Riedlinger graduated in 1998 from Midwestern University’s graduate PA program,
and earned her doctorate of medical science with a concentration in education from
the University of Lynchburg.
She 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 Health Associates.
During that time, she has been a PA student preceptor for more than 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 emergency
Dr. 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,
Dr. 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
Shonna is married and a mother of two children and enjoys spending time and creating
adventures with her family.