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Mary Allias is the Director of Didactic Education for the Physician Assistant Studies Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant 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 Physician Assistant 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 Physician Assistants

Distinguished Teaching Award, Division of Community Health Services Programs, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology

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


Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Physician Assistant Studies