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Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor

Katie Hanlon is the director for the Division of Physician Assistant Studies and is the program director for the UNC PA Program. She has been involved with the UNC PA Program since 2017, first as a preceptor and adjunct faculty, and then transitioned to full time academia in 2018. She served as course director for several courses in the preclinical year including the Clinical Medicine series, Anatomy with point-of-care ultrasound and Fundamentals of Surgery. She is passionate about teaching critical thinking skills to medical learners and promoting the mission of the UNC PA Program.

Katie graduated from Midwestern University’s PA Program in 2009 and worked for a number of years in emergency medicine before transitioning to critical care. She has been working clinically in the Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit at UNC Medical Center since 2016.


Office location: Bondurant Hall 3007


Bachelor of Science – Biology – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006

Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies – Midwestern University, Downers Grove, 2009