Faculty and Leadership

The Tufts University School of Medicine Physician Assistant (TUSM PA) Program is led by clinicians with a long tradition of patient care experience, both in primary care and specialized areas of practice. They also have outstanding histories as educators of physician assistants, in the classroom and in clinic settings. Each course in the first year is led by a physician, physician assistant, or professional educator, all chosen for their excellence in teaching and experience in the field.

Faculty Member

Course (s) Taught

Paul Abourjaily, PharmD
Tufts Medical Center
Pharmacology
Robert French, MD
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Diagnostic Imaging
Jalil Afnan, MD, MRCS
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center 
Diagnostic Imaging
David Blaustein, MD
South Shore Hospital
Physical and Occupational Medicine
Beth Buyea, MHS, PA-C
TUSM, Public Health and Community Medicine
Primary Care
Peter Brodeur, PhD
TUSM, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences
Internal Medicine
Jeanine Carlson, MD
Tufts Medical Center, TUSM
Internal Medicine
Jeffrey Cooper, MD 
Tufts Medical Center
Surgery
David Damassa, PhD
TUSM, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences
Medical Physiology
Jaclyn Whitworth, ScM, CGC, LGC
Tufts Medical Center
Primary Care (Genetics)
Richard Dupee, MD, FACP, AGSF, FRSM
Tufts Medical Center
Geriatrics
Mark Freedman, MHP, PA-C
TUSM, Public Health and Community Medicine
Physical Diagnosis
Kathleen Goreham, MS, MA, PA-C
Cambridge Health Alliance
Orthopedics
Annette Hanson, MD, MBA
Tufts Medical Center
Behavioral Medicine
Kelly Kane, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University
Nutrition
Henry Klapholz, MD
TUSM, Medical Administration
Women’s Health

 Megan Lee, PA-C
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 Neuroscience
Rebecca Lufler, PhD
TUSM, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Anatomy
Richard Murphy, MBA, PA-C
TUSM, Public Health and Community Medicine
Professional Practice, Critical Care
Jennifer Pataloudis
Tufts Medical Center 
Neuroscience
Joyce Sanderson, MPAS, PA-C
Tufts Medical Center 
Orthopedics
Joseph Sansone, MS, PA-C
TUSM, Public Health and Community Medicine
Emergency Medicine, Procedures Workshop
Melissa Sansone, MHS, PA-C
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Primary Care (Dermatology)
Allen Shaughnessy, PharmD, M.Med ED, BCPS
TUSM, Family Medicine
Evidenced-Based Medicine
Mihaela Smith, PA-C
Tufts Medical Center
Primary Care (ENT)
MaryAnn Volpe, MD
Tufts Medical Center, Floating Hospital

Pediatrics

* TUSM = Tufts University School of Medicine