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

Warner, Mary


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


The founding Program Director of BU’s 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 founding the program, she served as the Associate Dean and Program Director for the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program for eight years.  She has also served as the Assistant Director for Didactic Studies at the Yale PA Program and the Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Quinnipiac University PA Program. She received her Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University and practiced in cardiac 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 main priority is the development and assessment of the physician assistant curriculum. As a site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, she is well versed in the standards of excellence for the education of physician assistants.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the NCCPA and as its 2017 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 been invited regularly to present 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 and 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.