Mary Warner

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 MMSc, PA-C 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.

Her leadership in the development and assessment of the physician assistant curriculum is her 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 and is the 2017 NCCPA Chair of the Board.  She has been a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants Research Group and a long-term 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 and the impact of patient-centered medical home on PA education.  In addition, she advises and mentors faculty and leads an active research program focusing on longitudinal career patterns of physician assistants. She is the first author on the AAPA Paragon 2014 Article of the Year Award, “Career patterns of physician assistants: A longitudinal retrospective study.” She is the senior author on the AAPA Paragon 2015 Article of the Year Award.  She is the feature editor for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education “Lessons Learned” feature.  She was awarded the Carl Toney Society Award by the BU PA Class of 2016.