Danielle Corson, PA-C, Biography

Danielle CorsonDanielle Corson, PA-C, is a senior physician assistant working with R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD, in the UPMC/University of Pittsburgh's Department of Neurological Surgery. She joined the department in 2011.

Ms. Corson received her undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Salus University in 2011. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Studies Program, and a preceptor of PA students from three universities.

Ms. Corson has been working alongside Dr. Richardson in the Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Surgery Program for more than four years. Her clinical specialization includes epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and intra-operative language and motor mapping for surgeries in eloquent cortex. She also has a particular interest in the programming of neurostimulation devices such as DBS and RNS.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and OCD, intra-operative language and motor mapping for surgeries in eloquent cortex.

Board Certifications

National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants, 2011

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Presbyterian

Professional Organization Membership

American Epilepsy Society
American Academy of Physician Assistants

Education and Training

BS, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
MMS, Salus University, 2011