SUNY Downstate Physician Assistant Program Faculty - Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed. D., PA-C
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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Physician Assistant Program


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

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

Professor and Former Dean

Physician Assistant Program



Ed. D – St. John's University, Queens, New York
PD – Professional Diploma in Instructional Leadership, St. John's University
BS – Howard University, Physician Assistant
BA – SUNY at Stony Brook, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Clinical Practice:

Has more than twenty five years of clinical practice experience in Family Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology


Didactic and Clinical instruction; Introduction to Physician Assistant Practice, Introduction to Pharmacology, Research Methods, Adult Primary Care Medicine, Health Promotion Disease Prevention, and Essentials of Pediatric/OB/GYN, Issues of Professional Practice.

Professional Activities:

Physician Assistant Education Association- President 2005-2006, New York State Board of Medicine - Board Member 2002-present,
Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants (ARCPA) Commissioner 1999-2006.