Ana Maldonado


Ana Maldonado, DHSc, MPH, PA-C  
Program Director, Professor
Meadowlands rm. 322



Academic and Professional Accomplishments

Dr. Ana Maldonado is the founding Physician Assistant Program Director at Dominican and works clinically in the Department of Family Medicine at La Clinica de La Raza in Oakland, California. She received her PA degree from the Stanford Medical School PA Program in 1983, her Master in Public Health from San Jose State University 1989 and her Doctorate in Health Science from Nova Southeastern University in 2012.


Positions Held

Dr. Maldonado has been a part of the physician assistance education community for over 15 years. Prior to entering the field as an Assistant Professor at the MCPHS University PA Program in Boston, MA she provided clinical education for PA and FNP students in community health centers in California and Massachusetts. Most recently, over the past 5 years, she has educated PA/MPH students as an Associate Professor at Touro University CA.


Selected Papers and Publications

  • Maldonado (1991) The Intrauterine Device - Here to stay? Reproductive Health Resources, Vol.6 No, 3  
  • Maldonado, A. and Barger, M. (1995) Comprehensive Assessment of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders, Journal of Nurse Midwifery, Vol.40, No. 2 
  • Maldonado, A. (2/2011). What’s New In HIV Antiretroviral Therapy? Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.24(2):26-30.
  • Graeff, E., Vail, M., Maldonado, A., Lund, M., Galante, S., & Tataronis, G.(2011)Click it Assessment of Classroom Response Systems in Physician Assistant Education. Journal of Allied Health Journal of Allied Health, 40(1), E1-E5 
  • LaBarbera D, Kiersma M, Yoder M, Maldonado A, Poling D. Fort Wayne Area Interprofessional Consortium for Health Care Education: Interprofessional Education Seminar Series. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from: 
  • Haymes, L. K., Storey, K., Maldonado, A., Post, M., & Montgomery, J. (2013). Using applied behavior analysis and smart technology for meeting the health needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, (0), 1-13



Professional Memberships/Offices Held

  • California Academy of Physician Assistants – President 2017-2018
  • California Academy of Physician Assistants – President-Elect 2016-2017
  • California Academy of Physician Assistants – Vice President 2014-2016
  • California Academy of Physician Assistants – House of Delegates 2013-2016
  • California Academy of Physician Assistants – Director-at-Large 2013-2014
  • Physician Assistant Education Association – member 2007-currently
  • American Association of Public Health – member 2008-currently
  • San Francisco Bay Area Physician Assistants – member 2011 currently
  • California Academy of Physician Assistants – member 2012-currently