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Physician Assistant Program - Faculty

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Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D., PA-C


Dean and Professor, College of Health Related Professions


Ed.D and Professional Diploma, Instructional Leadership, St. John's University

BS and Physician Assistant Certificate, Howard University

BA Social Science, SUNY Stony Brook

Clinical Practice:

Family Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology


Didactic instruction in Physician Assistant Practice, Legal Issues and Clinical Ob/Gyn, Team instructor - Adult Primary Care Medicine, Clinical support of clerkship electives, and participation in student advisement and program evaluation.

Professional Activities:

Physician Assistant Education Association- President 2005-2006, New York State Board of Medicine- Board Member 2002-12, Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA) Commissioner 1999-2006 and 2012 to the present and member of the HRSA Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry 2010-2013.