Education and Training

Board Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Casting Certification – American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP)
Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Human Biology - University of California, San Diego, CA

Graduate Degree

Master of Physician Assistant Studies - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA
MPH - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA

Titles and Academic Titles

Physician Assistant

Departments and Services




Garfin S,Pattnaik T, Lee YP. Ch. 11 Biologic Considerations for XLIF. Published into the 2nd Edition XLIF by Nuvasive 2013


Piper S, Laron N, Manzano G, Pattnaik T, Feeley BT, Kim H. A comparison of lidocaine, ropivacaine, and dexamethasone. Published in The Bone and Joint Journal, June 2012.


Luke A, Pattnaik T, Behera SK. Practical Recommendations and Perspectives on Cardiac Screening for Healthy Pediatric Athletes. Published in Sports Health, February 2011.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow