Kathryn (Katie) Bagnardi is a physician assistant in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She attended The Pennsylvania State University for her undergraduate degrees in Biobehavioral Health and Global Health. In her junior year at Penn State, she spent a semester abroad in Senegal, Africa engaging in community-based projects that address locally identified health needs. Katie then completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and was published for her selective evidence-based medicine review on music therapy reducing distress in pediatric oncology patients. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and is nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). In her personal time, Katie enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.