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Meet the New GAPA Presdient – LeAnne Martinelli, RPh, DHSc, PA-C

Dr. LeAnne Martinelli serves as the Program Director and Professor of the Developing Physician Assistant Program at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.  She earned her Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University, Master of Medical Science from Emory University, and BS in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Prior to joining the faculty at Agnes Scott College, she was the Academic Director and Associate Professor at Mercer University PA Program and an Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Emory University School of Medicine.  She has 20 years of clinical experience as a physician assistant working in a variety of clinical settings including community health, family medicine, internal medicine, hematology/oncology, and emergency medicine.  Dr. Martinelli’s research interests include exploring methods to help the “struggling” student through study skills training, utilization of available resources such as student accommodations, and development of remediation curriculum.

She is an active member of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), and the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc (ARC-PA).  She was elected to serve nationally on the AAPA House of Delegates beginning in 2016 and is currently the Chief Delegate for Georgia.  Dr. Martinelli was a National Health Service Corps Scholar, received the Faculty Achievement Award from Georgia Association of Physician Assistants in 2012 and 2016 and the Outstanding Faculty Educators of the Emory School of Medicine Recognition in 2018.

To learn more about what Dr. Martinelli is working on at Agnes Scott College, click here!