Mary Showstark is a physician assistant who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in 2001 and a Master’s Degree in 2004 from the University of Florida. She started off her career working at Shands-University of Florida in Trauma Surgery and shortly after became Chief PA. Mary's clinical experience is in trauma surgery, emergency medicine, urgent care, and disaster preparedness for the federal government in cities to include: Los Angeles at USC/LAC, Maui, NYC and Miami Beach. Mary has also spent many years working in event medicine and concierge services utilizing her PA career around the world from Johannesburg to Sydney with multiple cities in between; she has worked and consulted with private athletes and individuals, including the World Surf League, Burning Man, US Open of Tennis, Tough Mudder, The Indies Trader, Sea Paddle, NYC Marathon. She has worked post-quake in Haiti and in Nepal providing medical care in rural and austere environments. She also consults in remote areas such as Nicaragua, Marshall Islands, and the Philippines performing medical needs assessments and helping with clinic development, setup and sustainability projects.
Mary began working in PA education in an accredited PA Program in New York City in 2012, where she served as Clinical Coordinator and taught Psychosocial, Physical Diagnosis, Clinical Skills, SIM, OSCES, Lab Medicine, and was course coordinator for Emergency Medicine II. Mary joined Yale as an Instructor in the Yale Physician Assistant Online Program in 2017. Mary is the Course Director for Physical Assessment I, II and III, serves on the Admissions Committee and is an academic advisor to incoming students. She is the Chair of the Online IPE Committee and spearheading the Virtual Reality Projects utilizing The Stanford Heart and Augmented Reality, teaching students proper hand hygiene through SureWash Go Technology.
Mary is licensed by the NCCPA. She also works with the federal disaster teams, FAST teams, serves as one of the Executive Directors on the board of Surfer’s Medical Association, and is a consultant for the education board for Welch Allyn. In addition to her PA work, Mary is also certified in massage therapy and yoga teacher training. She is also a current member of PAEA and AAPA.
In her free time Mary enjoys traveling and has travelled to over 50 countries and all 7 continents.