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Elizabeth Roessler, MMSc, PA-C

Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant Online Program, Department of Internal Medicine; Director of the PA Online Program; Director, Physician Assistant Online Program

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Elizabeth Roessler, MMSc, PA-C


With more than 29 years experience as a clinical PA, Liz joined the Yale Physician Associate Program as the Director of Didactic Education in 2013. In November 2022 she became the interim Director of the PA Online Program and in May 2023 she was named the permanent Director. Her clinical interests include improving access to health care in the medically underserved, a path that has led her to practice mainly in the primary care setting. Liz currently serves as a co-medical director of HAVEN, a free clinic supported and run by the student from the YSM, YSN and the Yale Physician Associate Program and is also a volunteer attending at this clinic. Her pedagogical interests include the development of clinical reasoning, development of professionalism, social determinants of health and LBGTI+ health disparities. At Yale School of Medicine, she is an Affiliated Faculty in the Program in Addiction Medicine. Additionally she is the ConnAPA Board representative at HAVEN (Health Assistance InterVention Education Network), and nationally she serves as a facilitator for the Physician Assistant Education Association Faculty Skills workshops. Main responsibilities as Director of the PA Online Program are:

  • Providing guidance and leadership for the academic and clinical curriculum
  • Maintaining accreditation standards
  • Chair of Education, Policy, and Curriculum Committee
  • Member, Progress and Promotion, Admissions, and Program Assessment committees
  • Advising and mentoring Physician Associate students
  • Overseeing and assessing academic progress of PA Online students
  • Member, YSM Diversity Committee

Education & Training

  • Non Degree Program
    Yale School of Medicine, Faculty Participant, Collaborative Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine in Primary Care (CHAMP) Program (2021)
  • MMSc
    Emory University (1994)
  • BS
    Quinnipiac College (1983)


  • Board Certification
    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistant - Medical (1994)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Inspire Yale AwardYale Graduate and Profession Student Senate2017
Jack Cole SocietyClass of 20152015

Professional Service

Yale PA Online Program Education, Policy and Curriculum CommitteeEducation, Policy and Curriculum Committee2023 - Present
Yale Physician Associate Program, Educational, Progress and Curriculum Committee (EPCC)Chair2013 - 2022
Yale Physician Associate Program, Program Assessment Committee (PAC)Member2013 - 2022
Yale Physician Associate Program, Admissions CommitteeMember2013 - Present

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