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Lisa Alexander Lisa Alexander
Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

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


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


Lisa Mustone Alexander is a professor of Physician Assistant Studies and has been a member of the GW Physician Assistant Program faculty for more than 35 years. Alexander contributes to the education of PA students through her varied experiences as a PA leader at the local, national, and international level. She transfers her research and expertise in PA education, primary care, global and national health workforce models, and public policy related to PA practice and utilization to the classroom where she fosters the growth and development of entry-level PA students. 
Alexander is the immediate past-president of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and previously served as president of the PA Foundation. In 2009, she was appointed a Fulbright Senior Specialist to assist with the development of the clinical associate program at the Kigali Health Institute in Rwanda. She is a member of the International Academy of PA Educators and provides consultation and expertise to faculty from PA programs across the globe.

Alexander is a passionate advocate for health equity and access to care. She was the first faculty advisor to the school’s inter-professional student run clinic (The HEALing Clinic), and has served as a volunteer clinician at the clinic since its inception in 2007. In 2011, she received the Margaret B. and Cyril A. Schulman Distinguished Service Award and in 2009, she was the faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.



  • Physician Assistant


View publications by this faculty member.

Alexander LM, Keahey D, Dixon K. Opioid use disorder: a public health emergency. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. October 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 10 - p 47–52. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000545072.09344.ee PMID: 30252764 Link

Auth P, Carlson R, Davison M., Assessing the Impact of a Professional Development Program for PA Program Directors, Journal of Physician Assistant Education. September 2018 - Volume 29 - Issue 3 - p 138–143. doi: 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000214

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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