Faculty & Staff

Faculty

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Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Program Director

Alexandria (Xandi) Garino joined the Yale Physician Associate Program in 2006 and serves as the program’s director.  Committed to the education of competent and compassionate PA leaders, Xandi leads program innovation, curriculum development, student assessment, and program evaluation. She has 20+ years of administrative and faculty experience in higher education and has served as a national leader for faculty development workshops designed to transition clinicians into new roles as educators. ...

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David Brissette, MMS, PA-C

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Associate Program Director

Director of Admissions

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Courtney Fankhanel, MMSc, PA-C

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

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Rosana Gonzalez-Colaso, PharmD, MPH

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Faculty Director, Workforce Development and Research, Equity Research and Innovation Center (ERIC)

Associate Director, Teamwork Curriculum, Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience

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Mark Perazella, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Director, Acute Dialysis Unit

Medical Director, Yale Physician Associate Program

Medical Director, Yale PA Online Program

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Rita Rienzo, PA-C, MSc

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

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Elizabeth Roessler, MMSc, PA-C

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

With more than 20 years experience as a clinical PA, Liz joined the Yale Physician Associate Program as the Academic Coordinator in 2013. Her interests are improving access to health care in the medically underserved, a path that has led her to practice mainly in the primary care setting. She currently serves as the co-medical director of HAVEN, a free clinic supported and run by the student from the YSM, YSN and the Yale Physician Associate Program. She also volunteers as an attending at...

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Alison Garb, MBA

Associate Director, PA Program

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Wynne Bottomley, BA

Senior Administrative Assistant Yale School of Medicine PA Program

Didactic Curriculum Coordinator, Physician Associate (PA) Program

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Meridith Cayer, MS

Physician Associate Student Services Officer 4

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Robin Duncan-Smith

Clinical Curriculum Coordinator

Senior Administrative Assistant, Physician Associate (PA) Program

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