Stephanie Parobek-Baker is a physician assistant, certified by the National Commission of Certification of PAs, who supports Dr. John Callahan. Stephanie experience in the worlds of sports and education helped her discover her interest in health. When with her patients, Stephanie's goal is to make sure they feel educated and empowered. Her approach to patient care is making sure her patients truly understand their condition so that they can make the best informed decisions about their health care. Stephanie enjoys spending time outdoors, especially running, hiking, and skiing.
What drew you to become a PA?
"I wanted to be in a career where I helped people. After coaching basketball for five years and training to run marathons, I became very interested in health and exercise and medicine was an easy next step."
Tell us a little bit about your life outside of work.
"I worked in education for 10 years prior to becoming a PA. I taught middle and high school social studies, coached basketball, and taught future educators at the University at Buffalo in undergraduate and graduate classes. Today, I am an adjunct at Canisius University in the Kinesiology Department."
What is your favorite book?
"It’s so hard to pick one, as I am a member of two book clubs."
Education & Credentials
Bachelor of the Arts in Adolescence Education; Social Studies
Master of Education (EdM) in Adolescence Education; Social Studies
Bachelor and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies