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Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C

Associate Dean for PA Education and Associate Professor (General Medicine, PA Program)

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Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C

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Alexandria (Xandi) Garino serves as the Associate Dean for PA Education at the Yale School of Medicine in support of both the Physician Associate Program and the Physician Assistant Online Program. Committed to the education of competent and compassionate PA leaders, Xandi brings 20+ years of program innovation, curriculum development, student assessment, and program evaluation to her role. She has served as a national leader for faculty development workshops designed to transition clinicians into new roles as educators.  She teaches various topics in medicine, clinical skills, behavioral medicine, research methods, and motivational interviewing.  Xandi’s clinical expertise is in oncology and she most recently cared for patients at the Yale Cancer Center on the malignant hematology service for 10 years. 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 Mailman School of Public Health.  She earned a PhD in Learning Science at Fordham University in 2018.  Leveraging the theories of self-regulated learning and motivation, she strives to understand the attitudinal, motivational, and situational factors that impact learning.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Fordham University, Graduate School of Education/Learning Science (2018)
  • MS
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, Biostatistics/Clinical Research Methods (2004)
  • PA
    Catholic Medical Center, PA Studies (1999)
  • BA
    St. John's University, Literature (1994)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Article of the YearPA Education Association2023
Improving Clinical Anatomy Recall and Spatial Relationship Reasoning in Physician Assistant StudentsPAEA Research Institute Grant2006

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