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Liz Valdes, MMSc, PA-C

Senior Associate and Clinical Educator

Fax: 404-727-7836

Email: lvaldes@emory.edu

Mailing Address:
1462 Clifton Rd., Suite 280
Atlanta, GA 30322

Biography

Liz Valdes completed her training as a Physician Assistant at the Emory University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, receiving a Master of Medical Science degree in 1998.  After graduation, she worked in Family Medicine until June 2006, when she joined the faculty as a Clinical Educator.

Education

EMORY UNIVERSITY

  School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program  

   Master of Medical Science

 THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

  Bachelors of Art and Science   Major-Psychology

Clinical Experience

Physician Assistant, Family Medicine  Clinic, Lilburn, GA., 1999 - 2000

Physician Assistant, Killian Hill Primary Care,   Lilburn, GA 2000 – 2006

Volunteer, Good Samaritan Clinic (2007 – present)

Volunteer, South Georgia Farmworker Health Project (2007 – present) 

Organizations/Licenses

Physician Assistant - Certified - National Commission on Certification of

  Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant - Licensed - State of Georgia Composite State Board

  of Medical Examiners

Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants

Member, Georgia Association of Physician Assistants

Member, Physician Assistant Educators Association 

Teaching/Speaking/Writing     

Emory University - Co-Course Director of Clinical Year Classes

Emory University - Remediation Facilitator, Clinical Year EOR Exams

Emory University - Lecturer/Facilitator of Small Groups, Introduction and   Fundamentals to Clinical Medicine

Emory University - Lecturer, Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine (Lectures-UTI, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, PUD/GERD)

Emory University - Lab Instructor, Introduction of Clinical Medicine Laboratories

Emory University - Lecturer/Facilitator, Interprofessional Day

Emory University - Faculty Preceptor, South Georgia Farmworker Project           

Reviewer of 2 Articles for the AAPA CME Conference - 2007 

Honors/Awards

Faculty Achievement Award – Georgia Association of Physician Assistants –

July, 2010 

Personal Profile

I was raised in South Florida—where there are beautiful beaches that can be enjoyed year round.  I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa.  During this time, I was married and had my daughters.  After being in the workforce for several years, I decided to follow my “calling” and begin a career in medicine.  In 1996, I entered the Emory PA Program.  Upon graduation, I worked in Family Medicine.  In June of 2006, I joined the Emory PA Faculty as Clinical Coordinator.  

My Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, taking long walks, bicycling and watching good movies.

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