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Lisa Alexander

Lisa Alexander

Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Office Phone: 202-994-0659
Department: Physician Assistant Studies


  • BA, Providence College, 1976
  • PA-C, George Washington University, 1979
  • MPH, George Washington University, 1989
  • EdD, George Washington University, 2003


Dr. Lisa Alexander, is a veteran PA educator, having served on the GW Program faculty from 1982-1997. During that time, she served as the Program Director as well as a Clinical Coordinator. As the Assistant Dean for Community-Based Partnerships, she oversees the School's clinical outreach activities and is the Principal Investigator on numerous federal and City funded contracts. As the Interim Director and Department Chair, Dr. Alexander brings a strong background in PA education, primary care, health services and workforce research, and national policy related to PA practice and utilization. In 2010, she served on the joint AAPA/PAEA PA Workforce task force. In addition to her numerous responsibilities in the School, she is a supervising clinician in the Student HEALing clinic, a volunteer activity staffed by MD and PA students. She is a Board member of the PA Foundation and former member of the PA Education Association Board of Directors. In 2011, Dr. Alexander received the Margaret B. and Cyril A. Schulman Distinguished Service Award and in 2009, was the faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.


  • Physician Assistant
  • Translational Health Sciences


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