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Teresa Zepka, PA-C

Gastroenterology

Phone: (814) 534-1270
(814) 534- 1279

BS - Health, Physical Education, and Recreation - University of Pittsburgh

MS - Athletic Training - California University of Pennsylvania

PA-C - Lock Haven University


BS - Health, Physical Education, and Recreation - University of Pittsburgh

MS - Athletic Training - California University of Pennsylvania

PA-C - Lock Haven University

Teresa’s background and experience is varied.  She has served as the Head Athletic Trainer for Charleroi High School; Assistant Athletic Trainer/Instructor at Millersville University; Athletic Trainer/Assistant Professor at California University of PA; an Athletic Trainer/Physician Extender at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and has served as a Physician Assistant- Certified for various medical groups and physician practices in Western Pennsylvania since 2013.

Teresa has served on numerous committees for Millersville University, California University of Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS), The Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).  Most notably were her efforts with governmental affairs and public relations.  Her efforts laid the ground work for PR campaigns throughout the Commonwealth and throughout the nation.  Her efforts and contributions to educate the public on concussions are immeasurable.  In 2009, she authored a grant in which PATS received a $10,000 grant for concussion education.  During Teresa’s chairpersonship on the PATS PR Committee, PATS received numerous national PR awards.  Teresa efforts laid the groundwork on which all future PR campaigns will be measured. 

Teresa’s volunteer service with the NATA and PATS is extensive.  She has served and is currently serving on the PATS PR Committee since 1993.  She was a member of the Athletic Trainer Advisory Committee to the State Board of Physical Therapy from 1996-2002; She served on the NATA PR Committee from 1998-2004; PATS Board of Directors SC Rep from 2002-05; the PATS Convention Committee from 2002-05; served as the Site Director for the PATS Symposium in 2005; Chaired the PATS PR Committee from 2004-09; served as the Liaison to the Brain Injury Association of PA from 2008-2012 and also the Liaison for the Pennsylvania Society for Physician Assistants from 2013-2017.

Teresa has been recognized by her peers with awards honoring her outstanding service.  In 2004, she received the NATA Public Relations Committee Service Award and the NATA District 2 Service Award.  In 2006, she received the PATS Service Award and in 2009, the NATA Service Award.