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Sonya Green, PA-C, MMSc

Academic Society leader




 Emory University, Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistant Program

Graduated with High Honors, December 2003,

 Brown University, BA in International Relations, 1994

Concentration: Economic, political, and social development in “developing” countries and communities in the United States.

 Foreign language: Fluency in Spanish



 Director of Allied Health, Dekalb Physicians Group, Dekalb Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia November 2011-present

 Infectious Disease PA, Infectious Disease Program, Grady Health Systems, Atlanta, Georgia November 2006 – November 2011

 Cardiology PA, Cardiac Disease Specialist, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2004 – Nov 2006

 Research Project Coordinator, Emory School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Atlanta, Georgia January, 1999 – August, 2001

 HIV Health Educator and Counselor, Infectious Disease Program, Grady Health Systems, Atlanta, Georgia April, 1995 – November, 1997          


Chair of the PA/ NP Council of the Infectious Disease Program, 2007 2010

 Board of Directors of the International Women’s House (IWH), 2002 2011


Adjunct Faculty, Emory University Physician Assistant Program, September 2011 Present

Academic Society Leader


 NCCPA, Physician Assistant Certification; December 2003, re-certification exam 2009

 Physician Assistant License, GA Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, 2004 –present


After spending almost my entire professional career in HIV medicine, in 2011 I became the Director of Allied Health at Dekalb Medical Center. I am thrilled to be part of a growing movement of PA leaders and to be part of an organization that recognizes the integral role that PAs will play in health care reform.

 In addition to my professional roles at Dekalb Medical and in the Emory PA Program, I have two small children  and spend as much time as possible outside. We have a big garden in the summer and enjoy learning about the natural world.


A. Anderson, J. Fountain, S. Green, S. Bloom, and M. Palmore, “Case Report: Human immunodeficiency virus–associated cytomegalovirus infection with multiple small vessel cerebral infarcts in the setting of early immune reconstitution,” Journal of NeuroVirology 2010, 16: 179–184. 

C. Del Rio, C. Franco Paredes, W. Duffus, K. Cesarz, S. Green, G. Hicks, M. Barragan, “Routinely Recommending HIV Testing at an Urban Urgent-Care Clinic – Atlanta, Georgia, 2000,” CDC MMWR, June 29, 2001/ 50(25); 538-541.

 S. Green, C. del Rio, “HIV pre/post test counseling: Still missing from Medical School Curriculums,” Letter to the Editor: Archives of Internal Medicine, November 27, 2000. 

S. Green, C. Abrams, J. Lennox, C. del Rio, Emory University School of Medicine; Abstract, “From Diagnosis to Undetectable: The reality of HIV/AIDS Care in the Inner City,” 2001 8th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Chicago, IL. 

C. Abrams, S. Green, A. Miller, D. Ziemer, J. Lennox and C. del Rio, Emory University School of Medicine, Center for AIDS Research and the Grady Health System; Abstract: “A Team Approach to Increasing Access to Outpatient HIV care for Disadvantaged African-Americans,” The 2000 National Conference on African-Americans and AIDS, Washington, DC.

 S. Mohanan, W. Wood, S. Green and C. del Rio, Emory University School of Medicine; Abstract, "Successful Recruitment of African-Americans into HIV-related Focus Groups at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta GA, “The 2000 National Conference on African-Americans and AIDS,” Washington, DC.

 C. del Rio, S. Mohanan, K. Cesarz, N. Larsen, G. Corbie-Smith, S. Green and M. Williams. D. Withum, B. Branson, T. Peterman; Emory University School of Medicine and Center for Clinical Effectiveness, Grady Memorial Hospital, and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Poster: “Increased Acceptance of HIV testing using an “opt-out” strategy and rapid testing at a Large Urban Urgent Care Clinic (UCC).” Presented at the 13th International Conference on AIDS; Durban South Africa.

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