Denise Emple, PA-C

Denise Emple, PA-C


Denise Emple is a certified physician assistant. She works primarily with Dr. Douglas Brown who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. She joined OA in 1992, working in different capacities with several surgeons, until 2001. She rejoined OA in 2006.

“My role as a physician assistant at OA is truly fulfilling. After 20 plus years, I still look forward to coming in to work and being part of a cohesive team. It is a pleasure to work with intelligent, highly motivated, respectful and compassionate people who strive every day to exemplify the highest standards of quality patient care.”


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Downeast Association of Physician Assistants

Education & Training

  • Saint Joseph’s College, BSc, Standish, ME
  • Northeastern University, MSc, physician assistant, Boston, MA


  • Prior experience with general surgery at Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • New England Rehabilitation Hospital, Portland, ME, 1995-1997
  • President of The Cedars Auxiliary, 2013-present
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