Mary Warner, MMSc, PA-CWarner, Mary
Program Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine



phone: (617) 638-5744


  • M.M.Sc. (PA Program), Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 1991
  • B.S. General Science, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, 1987


As the founding Program Director of the Boston University PA Program, Mary Warner is responsible for the development and oversight of all aspects of the PA Program including faculty and student services. Prior to coming to BU, she served as the Associate Dean and Program Director for the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate (PA) Program for eight years.  Her other educational experiences include the roles of Assistant Director for Didactic Studies at the Yale PA Program as well as Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Quinnipiac University PA Program. She received her Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University and practiced in cardiac surgery and orthopaedic surgery for a decade before becoming an educator.  As a faculty member, she continued her clinical practice in the field of emergency medicine.

Her leadership in the development and assessment of the physician assistant curriculum is a priority. As a site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, the body that accredits physician assistant training programs, she is well versed in the standards of excellence for the education of physician assistants.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants, its Executive Committee and chairs the Research and Test Development Committee.  She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants Research Group and a previous member of the Research Institute of the Physician Assistant Education Association. She has served as visiting professor internationally and is invited to present regularly at regional and national professional meetings.  Her work in collaboration with Gerald Kayingo brought the first continuing medical educational program to practicing Ugandan Medical Clinical Officers.  In addition, she advises and mentors faculty and leads an active research program focusing on longitudinal career patterns of physician assistants.