Main Content:

Mary Allias is the director of the Doctor of PA Studies Program and an associate professor in the Department of PA Studies. Her instructional themes include health policy, therapeutic communication, clinical reasoning, and medical care across the lifespan. Her scholarly interests include instructional methods for enhancing clinical reasoning and communication as well as workforce issues surrounding the PA profession. She has presented her work at state and national forums. Her membership in state and national professional organizations has been highlighted by committee service and leadership roles. Allias welcomes collaboration with colleagues from all disciplines.  

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of PAs

Teacher of the Year Award, Division of Community Health Services Programs, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Inducted to Pi Alpha, the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant Educator of the Year, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

Innovation in Education Award, Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence, Office of the Provost, University of Pittsburgh


Department of Physician Assistant Studies


Doctor of Physician Assistant Studies

Education & Training

  • EdD, University of Pittsburgh, 2021
  • MPAS, Saint Francis University, 2002