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Director of Physician Assistant Program Has Article Published

Joseph Mileto Jr.The director of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s physician assistant program authored an article published last month in Advance for Physician Assistants magazine.

The article, written by Joseph Mileto Jr., shows that the elevation in the serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein concentration is a strong independent predictor of future risk for sudden cardiac death among apparently healthy people. Advance for Physician Assistants is a peer-reviewed publication.

Mileto joined the physician assistant faculty at Penn College in 2002. He has practiced emergency medicine in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., and recently in his hometown of Williamsport. He was a clinical preceptor for physician assistant students for seven years while practicing medicine.

Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Mileto graduated from the medical technology program at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He then graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the physician assistant program at Hahnemann University, Philadelphia. He also earned a master’s degree in health sciences from Nova Southeastern University.

Mileto is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. He remains active in the clinical setting, where his interests include emergency medicine, orthopedics and laboratory medicine.

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