Krystan Shimmel, PA-C, has joined the offices of Mount Nittany Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery, State College, as a physician assistant to Emily A. Peterson, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Shimmel will assist with initial patient assessments and patient monitoring after procedures. Shimmel has been a physician assistant for seven years, working primarily in the Altoona and Philipsburg areas with local surgeons. She is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with a Master of Physician Assistant Science degree from Saint Frances University, Loretto, Pa. Formerly from Houtzdate, she now resides in Philipsburg, Pa. Mount Nittany Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery is located at 100 Radnor Road, Suite 101, State College, Pa. For more information, call 814.231.7878 or visit http://cosmetic.mountnittany.org.