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Christina Chamakala, PA-C

  • Position: Physician Assistant to Dr. Michael Kogan, Dr. Vincent Cannestra, Dr. Shobhit Minhas, and Dr. Kenneth Chakour

About Christina

Christina is a licensed, board-certified physician assistant who works alongside Dr. Michael Kogan, Dr. Vincent Cannestra, Dr. Shobhit Minhas, and Dr. Kenneth Chakour. Christina joined the practice in 2022, and treats all orthopedic conditions and injuries.

As a physician assistant, Christina evaluates and treats patients independently and acts as a first-assist in surgical cases. She routinely orders and interprets X-rays in the office and coordinates more advanced imaging such as MRI or CT scans as needed.

Christina has earned Basic and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification, and is licensed in controlled substance and drug enforcement administration. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Christina enjoys reading mystery books, dancing, and watching thrillers. She also likes spending time with her dog, Milo, and traveling to new places.

Education
  • College
  • Bachelor of Science University of Illinois
    Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Arcadia University
    Glenside, PA
Physician assistants are versatile clinicians in our practice. They can perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries, order and interpret lab tests, perform minor procedures, assist in surgery, and provide patient education. They extend the ability of our surgeons to care for our patients. PA-C is an acronym for Physician Assistant – Certified, meaning they have their own medical licenses and have passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying exam, among other requirements, before receiving the medical license designation “PA-C”.