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About Mehnaz Parvez (aka Geeta Deka), MBBS, MS

Geeta Deka is an Assistant Professor at St. Catherine University in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program. She is a Physician and an educator with more than 18 years of experience in hospitals, clinics and educational institutions. She brings in a blend of career experience from India and US. Her clinical background is working as a General Practitioner and as a house surgeon in women’s health & internal medicine. Her research focus is global health, infectious disease and innovative teaching education and is currently  working on a project that is assessing the knowledge, attitude and practice about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation among nurses in a tertiary hospital of Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland, a northeastern state in India. Geeta teaches Anatomy, Physiology and other clinical content topics in the program.


Present Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies, St. Catherine University Physician Assistant Studies Department


2021 - Present GHR Academic Excellence Grant
St. Catherine University
Student Traineeship Grant/Fellowship Award
Role: Principal Investigator
2020 - 2021 APDC Conference Award
St. Catherine University
Academic Professional Development Committee
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
2020 - 2021 GHR Foundation Academic Excellence Faculty Travel Award
St. Catherine University
Role: Principal Investigator
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - Present Elected Member, St. Catherine University’s Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Curriculum committee.
2018 - Present Member, American Association of Clinical Anatomist
2017 - Present Member, Physician Assistant Education Association
2019 - 2020 Alternative member, St. Catherine University’s Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Curriculum committee.
2018 - 2019 Member, American Association of Anatomist
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Honors and Awards

  • • Co-Teacher of the Year Award, Everest Institute Eagan, MN, 2007
  • • Employee of the Quarter, Everest North Central Region, Nov 2009

Presentations (7)

Global Health and Infectious Disease (3)

Innovative Teaching (1)