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Susan Salahshor PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Susan Salahshor PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Assistant Professor
(850) 645-8610
Main Campus


Dr. Salahshor is an assistant professor in the FSU College of Medicine School of Physician Assistant Practice. She has been a PA for over 22 years and has worked in Geriatrics, General Surgery, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Abdominal Transplant Surgery and Liver Transplant. She mentors Pre-PA and PA students through the AAPA African Heritage Caucus and Florida Academy of PAs. She is the President-Elect of the Florida Academy of PAs and the first Black woman to hold this title. She serves on several committees, work groups and task forces. She completed her three-year term on the PCORI’s Improvement in Healthcare Systems Panel in April 2016.


St. John's University Bachelors of Science, 1994

Bayley Seton PA Program, 1994

University of Nebraska Masters of PA Studies, 2007

Capella University, PhD in Philosophy with a Socialization in Health Care Administration, 2016


Chair, African Descendants Mayo Employee Resource Group January 2014 to December 2016 Program Director, Mayo Clinic School of Health Science Mentor, Student Affairs Committee, Florida Academy of PAs Big Brothers Big Sisters, Saint Johns County 2014 to Present Member, Duval County Future of Healthcare Committee Big Brothers Big Sisters School Program 2008 to 2010


President, Florida Academy of PAs July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018 President Elect, Florida Academy of PAs July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of PAs 2014 AAPA PAC Chair, June 2016 to May 2017 AAPA PAC member, June 2015 to May 2016 Northeast Regional Director, Florida Academy of PAs July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016 AAPA Appointed PA to Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) April 2014 to April 2016 AAPA Ad Hoc PA to the Joint Commission Hospital Professional & Technical Advisory Committee, January 2014 - Present


Fellow Member, Florida Academy of PAs. Fellow Member, AAPA. Member, American College of Healthcare Executives. Member, African Heritage Caucus of AAPA. Allied Health Member, American Society of Transplant. Allied Health Member, American College of Gastroenterology. Allied Health Member, American Association of Liver Disease.

Research Focus

Quality of care for patients through safe, effective patient-centered treatment plans. Leadership Development for PAs and PA students.


Salahshor, S.M.(2016) Changes in Hospital: The Perceptions of Hospital Administrators.