New program director for PA Studies

Zachary Hartsell
Zachary Hartsell

Zachary Hartsell, MPAS, MHA, PA-C, has been appointed Program Director for Wake Forest School of Medicine’s PA Program. In July 2013, Hartsell joined the faculty as Associate Professor and Vice Chair of PA Studies and became the first Director of PA Services at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Before that, he was a supervisor in the Department of Hospital Internal Medicine and administrative director of the Postgraduate Physician Assistant Fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has practiced in emergency medicine, inpatient cardiology, and hospital medicine. In addition, he spent a year working in the National Health Service in Scotland in emergency medicine and advocating for the development of the PA profession in Britain. He represents the American Academy of Physician Assistants as its liaison to the Society of Hospital Medicine and chairs the AAPA’s Commission on Continuing Professional Development and Education. Professor Hartsell is a talented administrator and educator, and we know our PA Program will continue to thrive under his leadership.


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