- Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies - Philadelphia University
- Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences - Philadelphia University
- Certified Physician Assistant – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
“My goal is to ensure the most appropriate and safest procedure for each patient,” says David Mumma, Physician Assistant in Surgical Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia.
Mumma studied Health Sciences at Philadelphia University, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in 2004. He completed his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the same institution in 2005. Prior to his academic training, Mumma was a U.S. Navy Corpsman, receiving honorary discharge in 2001.
From 2005 to 2013, Mumma served as Physician Assistant in the Solid Organ Transplantation Division at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, transitioning to orthopedic surgery in 2013. He was also Instructor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. Mumma has also provided training through clinical rotations in primary care medicine, surgery and other areas. He joined CTCA® in January 2014.
Mumma is a Licensed Physician Assistant by the State of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants.
At CTCA, Mumma serves as first assistant in a wide variety of oncologic surgical procedures. He also provides post-operative care and works closely with patients to ensure they have access to all the services they need. He is skilled in minimally invasive techniques and has been involved in integrating image-guided brain surgery into the services provided at CTCA.
Mumma also focuses on reducing preoperative anxiety, taking whatever time is needed to address patients’ concerns and answer their questions. “Each patient’s experience may be quite different,” says Mumma. “Understanding an individual’s needs enables patients to be more involved in the decision-making process and lets us provide optimal care."
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