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Emory PA alumni is new Chair of NCCPA Board

Graduate of Emory PA Program to Preside as

Chair of National Physician Assistant Certification Board


 Boston, MA, Dec. 7, 2016 Mary Warner, MMSc, PA-C, will serve as chair of the board of directors of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) beginning in January 2017.

Warner is the founding director of Boston University’s PA Program and assistant professor of medicine. Before coming to BU, she served as the associate dean and program director for the Yale School of Medicine PA Program.

She received her Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University in 1991 and practiced in cardiac surgery and orthopaedic surgery for a decade before becoming an educator. 

Warner has been an NCCPA board member since 2010, and previously chaired its Research & Test Development Committee. She currently serves on the board’s nominating and compensation committees.

“The role of Certified PAs in the U.S. health care system has never been more important,” says NCCPA President and CEO Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D, PA-C. “As the PA profession continues to grow and evolve, under Mary’s leadership NCCPA will continue to promote lifelong learning and strong standards that ensure PAs are recognized as credible, qualified, indispensable members of the health care delivery team.”

There are currently over 108,500 certified PAs in the United States, working in all specialties and clinical settings.

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