Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine; Program Director

Departments & Organizations

Physician Associate (PA) Program

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Alexandria (Xandi) Garino joined Yale in 2006 as academic coordinator and is currently the Director of the Yale Physician Associate Program. Committed to the education of competent and compassionate PA clinicians, Xandi directs the Behavioral and Preventive Medicine course. She teaches various topics in medicine, history taking, motivational interviewing, and physical exam skills. Her administrative responsibilities include curriculum development, student assessment, and program evaluation. She has 20+ years of administrative and faculty experience in higher education and serves as a national leader for faculty development workshops designed to transition clinicians into new roles as educators. Xandi is a practicing PA at the Yale Cancer Center and works on the malignant hematology service. She graduated from Catholic Medical Center’s PA Program in 1999, and earned a MS in biostatistics and clinical research design at Columbia University’s School of Public Health. She earned her PhD in Learning Science at Fordham University. Her scholarly interests include motivation, self-assessment, and calibration.

Education & Training

PhD Fordham University, Learning Science (2018)
MS Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University (2004)
PA Catholic Medical Center (1999)
BA St. John's University (1985)

Honors & Recognition

  • Improving Clinical Anatomy Recall and Spatial Relationship Reasoning in Physician Assistant StudentsPAEA Research Institute Grant (2006)

Professional Service

  • Education Programming and Curriculum Committee (EPCC) Member

  • PA Program Admissions Committee Member

  • PA Program Progress Committee

  • PA Program Self Assessment Committee

  • PA Program Thesis Reading Committee

  • ConnAPA Physician Assistant Foundation Board of Directors Member

  • Physician Assistant Education Association Faculty Development Institute

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Contact Info

Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C
Office Location
100 Church Street South, Ste Suite A250
New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Physician Associate (PA) ProgramPO Box 208083
100 Church Street South

New Haven, CT 06520-8083

Curriculum Vitae