About Jennifer Orozco

Jennifer M. Orozco MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA Director, Faculty, Mom and PA Advocate

Jennifer Orozco is the Director of Advanced Practice Providers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. In this role, Jenn partners with her co-director and other executive leaders to provide oversight, utilization, and continued development of the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) role across the health system.

Prior to this leadership role, Jenn was the Director of Clinical Education for the Rush Department of PA Studies and the Director of PA Clinical Practice for Medical Affairs, where she helped solidify both the PA program and the APP role at Rush.

Jenn has also served on the faculty of Rush University’s College of Health Sciences as an assistant professor since 2010.

As a practicing PA in vascular surgery for more than 16 years, Jenn has tremendous experience advocating the role and utilization of APPs at both the state and national levels.

Jenn also holds numerous leadership positions both inside and outside of Rush:

  • Current Director at Large for the American Academy of PAs Board of Directors
  • Current legislative chairman and former president of the Illinois Academy of PAs
  • Member of Sullivan Cotter’s National APP Advisory Council
  • Representative for numerous hospital committees

Jenn’s interests and expertise include PA Advocacy, APP leadership and utilization, clinical practice development and assessment, workforce model and service line development, credentialing and privileging, FPPE/OPPE competency assessment, education and provider burnout.

Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her master’s degree in PA Studies from Midwestern University in Downer’s Grove, Illinois. Outside of work and her PA service commitments, she is a busy mom to three wonderful kids age 5, 7 and 10!

Learn more about Jenn Orozco’s professional affiliations, memberships, research, and publications.
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