Rachel Burns, MPAS PA-C


2012 Master of Science: Physician Assistant Studies
Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
2006 Bachelor of Arts Chemistry: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

EXPERIENCE: Clinical Rotations, Physician Assistant Program

June 2011

Family Practice: Vinton Family Medical Center, Vinton, Iowa. Supervisor: Dr. Brian W. Meeker, DO.

July 2011

Pediatrics: Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. Supervisor: Dr. James S. Roloff, MD.

August 2011

Radiology: University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. Supervisor: Dr. Casey Swenson, MD.

August 2011

Electrocardiography: University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. Supervisor: Dr. Don Brown, MD.

September 2011

Obstetrics and Gynecology: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. Coordinator: Mary Hernandez.

October 2011

Family Practice: Affiliates of Family Practice, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Supervisor: Tracy S. Alshouse, PA-C.

November 2011

Psychiatry: Iowa Medical and Classification Center, State of Iowa Department of Corrections, Coralville, Iowa. Supervisors: Dr. Gary Keller, MD., Dr. Bruce Sieleni, MD.

January 2012

Dermatology: Dermatology Clinic of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Supervisor: Dr. David Knutson, MD.

January 2012

Neurology: Veterans Affairs Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. Supervisor: Dr. William Talman, MD.

February 2012

Emergency Medicine: Regions Hospital, Saint Paul, MN. Supervisor: Steve Wandersee, PA-C.

March 2012

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Saint John’s Hospital, Maplewood, MN. Supervisor: Jim Snyder, PA-C.

April-May 2012

General, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Mason City Hospitals and Clinics, Mason City, Iowa. Supervisors: Dr. Steven Allgood, MD (General Surgery), Dr. Mark Mulkey, MD (Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery).

May-June 2012

Internal Medicine: Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. Supervisor: Chad Bradshaw, PA-C.


Research Experience

Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Current Basic Life Support (BLS)

Professional Memberships


Hanson LR, Fine JM, Hoekman JD, Nguyen TM, Burns RB, Martinez PM, Pohl J, Frey WH 2nd. Intranasal delivery of growth differentiation factor 5 to the central nervous system. Drug Delivery. 2012 Apr;19(3):149-54.

Hanson LR, Fine JM, Renner D, Svitak AL, Burns RB, Nguyen TM, Tuttle N, Marti D, Panter S, Frey W. Intranasal delivery of deferoxamine reduces spatial memory loss in APP/PS1 mice. Drug Delivery and Translational Research. Epub ahead of print 11 January 2012.

Hanson LR, Hafez D, Svitak AL, Burns RB, Li X, Frey WH, Marr RA. Intranasal phosphoramidon increases beta-amyloid levels in wild-type and NEP/NEP2 deficient mice. J Mol Neurosci. 2011 Mar; 43(3):424-427.

Hanson LR, Roeytenberg A, Martinez PM, Coppes VG, Sweet DC, Rao RJ, Marti DL, Hoekman JD, Matthews RB, Frey WH II, Panter SS. Intranasal deferoxamine provides increased brain exposure and significant protection in rat ischemic stroke. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Sep;330(3):679-686.