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Maura Polansky Named Chair of Physician Assistant Studies

Maura Polansky, PA-C, has been named chair and associate professor in the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Polansky joined GW from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she served as program director for curriculum development in the Department of Clinical Education.
She served in several clinical and administrative leadership roles during her career at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. During her tenure, she founded the PA Oncology Fellowship program and directed PA education for more than a decade.
Polansky takes the helm of the nationally recognized GW PA program, currently ranked third out of 218 nationally accredited programs by U.S. News and World Report.