Rebecca Whealen, MPAS PA-C

Physician Assistant

  •     Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego, CA 
  •     Graduate: University of Charleston, Charleston, WV

Originally from California, Rebecca completed her undergraduate degree in Physiology and Neuroscience, B.S. from University of California, San Diego. She first began her medical career as Medical Scribe in the Emergency Department for a level 2 trauma center in San Diego, CA. Rebecca moved to West Virginia where she attended the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program. She distinguished herself as a natural leader with her involvement in student leadership as a liaison to the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Additionally, she was one of two students in her program selected for the West Virginia AHESC Rural Community Health Scholar program for her work and commitment to serving underserved populations in West Virginia.

Her Orthopedic experience began in clinical research as a Certified Clinical Research Associate. For three years she worked on a phase II clinical trial for knee osteoarthritis, examining intra-articular injections of stem cells. Her previous experience in clinical trials allows her to have a fresh perspective when it comes to developing an alternative treatment plan for her patients. Additionally, she has worked with in private practice orthopedic groups specializing in upper extremity disorders.

When she is not in the clinic, she is exploring the Princeton area with her dog and husband. She enjoys running, playing tennis, and traveling.

Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed to provide medical services with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventative health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.

SPECIALIZATIONS Community and rural health
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery (PAOS)