Anna Pa-C is a highly experienced and passionate Physician Assistant with 10 years of experience in caring for cardiac patients in various healthcare settings. They are dedicated to achieving and maintaining high standards of care and practicing evidence-based medicine that meets the needs of their patients. Anna is an effective team member who communicates well with physicians and other healthcare professionals, while upholding integrity, loyalty, and a strong work ethic. They are currently working as a Physician Assistant-Cardiology at Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute since 2020.
Prior to their current position, Anna worked at CentraCare Health as a Physician Assistant in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery from October 2016 to March 2020. In this role, they were responsible for the care of patients who underwent cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgeries throughout the perioperative period. They also worked at CentraCare Health as a Physician Assistant-Valve Clinic Coordinator from June 2013 to October 2016, where they collaborated with a team to establish a Structural Heart program for patients with complex valvular heart disease.
Anna started their career at Mayo Clinic as a Physician Assistant-Inpatient Cardiology from September 2012 to May 2013. They practiced as part of a multidisciplinary team to care for complex adult cardiology patients in the hospital setting.
Anna holds a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Physician Assistant from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, which they attended from 2010 to 2012. They also have a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota, which they attended from 2006 to 2010. Anna is skilled in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and EMR (Electronic Medical Records).
Anna Pa-C is a dedicated and highly skilled Physician Assistant with a strong background in cardiology and a proven track record of delivering exceptional patient care. They have a keen interest in improving patient health outcomes and facilitating access to cardiovascular care. With their passion, experience, and commitment to evidence-based medicine, Anna is well-equipped to contribute to the success of any healthcare organization.
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- Full name
- Anna Johnson Pa-C
- Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
- Physician Assistant-Cardiology
- Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute (since 2020)
- Hospitals and Health Care
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- Passionate and patient-focused individual with 10 years of experience as a Physician Assistant caring for cardiac patients in a wide variety of settings. Highly motivated to achieve and maintain high standards of care and practice evidence based medicine that meets the needs of patients. Effective team member that communicates well with physicians and other healthcare team members while upholding integrity, loyalty, and a strong work ethic. Seeking to continue to improve patient health outcomes and facilitate access to cardiovascular care.
- ACLS EMR
- University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Master of Science (M.S.)
Attended in 2010 - 2012
Field of study: Physician Assistant
- University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Attended in 2006 - 2010
Field of study: Biology
Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute
Buffalo, Minnesota, United States
Mar 2020 - Present
Clinical management of a wide variety of adult cardiology patients. Responsible for obtaining a clinic history and physical exam, ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic testing, and formulating an appropriate treatment plan.
St Cloud, Minnesota, United States
Physician Assistant- Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Oct 2016 - Mar 2020
Responsible for the care of patients who have undergone cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery throughout the perioperative period, from the time of admission through discharge. Includes management of patient in the ICU, CCU and step down units. Responsible for evaluating patient status, interpreting labs and diagnostic studies, patient education and development of treatment plans.
St Cloud, Minnesota, United States
Physician Assistant-Valve Clinic Coordinator
Jun 2013 - Oct 2016
Worked with a team of interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons to establish a Structural Heart program to care for patients with complex valvular heart disease. Evaluated new TAVR candidates and ordered appropriate diagnostic testing. Responsible for the care of patients throughout their course from initial referral, through clinical evaluation, periprocedural care, discharge and follow-up.
Rochester, Minnesota Area
Physician Assistant-Inpatient Cardiology
Sep 2012 - May 2013
Practiced as part of a multidisciplinary team to care for complex adult cardiology patients in the hospital setting.