Danielle Corson, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant, Expert

Danielle Corson, PA-C, is an expert physician assistant with 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 in the Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Surgery Program for more than eight 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 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside

Professional Organization Membership

American Epilepsy Society
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA)

Education & Training

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

Selected Publications

Lee PS, Weiner GM, Corson D, Kappel J, Chang YF, Suski VR, Berman SB, Homayoun H, Van Laar AD, Crammond DJ, Richardson RM. Outcomes of Interventional-MRI Versus Microelectrode Recording-Guided Subthalamic Deep Brain StimulationFront Neurol 9:241, 2018.

Lee PS, Pardini J, Hendrickson R, Destefino V, Popescu A, Ghearing G, Antony A, Pan J, Bagic A, Wagner D, Richardson R2. Short-term neurocognitive outcomes following anterior temporal lobectomy. Epilepsy Behav 62:140-6, 2016.