Bonnie O’Connor, P.A.-C.

Bonnie O’Connor has worked with Dr. Rudin since 1993 and plays a key role at First State Spine. You can find her doing everything from leading surgical discussions to assisting Dr. Rudin in the operating room to managing post-operative follow-up. Bonnie is also the administrator of Spine Care Delaware and is clinical coordinator for the Food and Drug Association Maverick (Medtronic Sofamor Danek) Study on total disc replacement.

Bonnie graduated from the Physician’s Assistant program at King’s College and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Leadership from George Washington University. She completed her surgical residency at Yale School of Medicine/Norwalk Hospital, one of the oldest and most competitive post-graduate residencies in the nation.

Deborah Hughes, P.A.-C.

Deborah Hughes works side-by-side with the team at First State Spine to deliver the finest patient care. She is involved in pre-surgical discussions, surgery and post-operative care. Deborah works closely with the patients and doctors to enhance communication and keep everyone informed throughout the treatment plan. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Delaware and her Physician’s Assistant certification from Springfield College.

Sarah Anne Wagner, P.A.-C.

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology while attending the University of Pittsburgh where she was also a member of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team. She worked in clinical research prior to attending Arcadia University where she earned her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Sarah was inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society for Physician Assistants for her work as a graduate student at Arcadia University.