Katherine Kunstel

Katherine L. Kunstel, MMSc, PA-C

Assistant Clinical Professor
Physician Assistant Program
163 William Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-618-6044
E-mail: kkunstel@pace.edu
Office Hours: Please schedule via email



Master of Medical Science, Yale University School of Medicine, Physician Associate Program
Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH; Major: Nutrition; Magna Cum Laude

Professional Experience:

Physician Assistant in Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplant, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston MA, 2012-2013
Adjunct Faculty for the Pace University- Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Physician Assistant Studies, College of Health Professions, Pace University, New York, NY, 2012-2014
Physician Assistant in Ambulatory Medicine, Community Health Care Van, New Haven, CT, 2011-2012
Physician Assistant in Medical Oncology, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia, New York, NY, 2011               
Physician Assistant in Medical Oncology and Inpatient Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2010-Present              
Physician Assistant in Medical Oncology, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2010-2011              
Nutrition Resource Manager, The Partnership for the Homeless, New York, NY, 2005-2007
Inpatient Clinical Dietitian, The Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, OH, 2003-2005
Inpatient Clinical Dietitian, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2002-2003
Outpatient Dietitian, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA 2001-2002

Courses Taught:

Overview of Cancer; Approach to the Patient with Cancer; Cancer Prevention and Screening; Role of the PCP in Cancer; Oncology Emergencies; Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma; Anemia and Benign Hematology; Tumor Markers; Survivor Medicine; Urologic Disorders; Glomerular Diseases; and Chronic Pain.

Kate Kunstel also serves as an academic advisor for students in the didactic year and clinical year of the program and facilitates small group case discussions and procedure workshops.


Nutrition Support, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; September 10, 2009 and December 3, 2010.
Nutrition and Cancer, the Gathering Place, a Caring Community for Those Touched by Cancer; Beachwood, Ohio; May 18, 2005
Nutrition 101: Preparing for a Marathon, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program, Northern Ohio chapter; April 10, 2004 and January 26, 2005
Coping with Graft-versus-Host Disease, the Gathering Place, a Caring Community for Those Touched by Cancer, Beachwood, Ohio; March 3, 2004.
Nutrition Tutorial for Medical Students, Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA; April 14, 2003

Representative Publications:

The Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy. Lammi-Keefe, Carol J.; Couch, Sarah C.; Philipson, Elliot H. (Eds.) 2008. Contributing author, Chapter 12: HIV
Kunstel, Katherine. (2005). Calcium requirements for the athlete. Current Sports Medicine Reports.

Licenses and Certifications:

NCCPA Certification, 2010-present
Connecticut Physician Assistant, 2010–present
New York State Physician Assistant, 2011–present
Massachusetts Physician Assistant, 2012-present
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 2008–present
Basic Cardiac Life Support, 2012-present


Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology Scholarship, 2009
The Helen Brown Award for excellence in providing Medical Nutrition Therapy, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2005
World Class Service Award, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2005
Ohio Outstanding Dietetics Student, 2000
Ohio Nutrition Council Scholarship, 1998-1999

Professional Associations:

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Speakers Bureau and Patient Advisory Committee, member
American Academy of Physician Assistants, member
Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology, member