Susan Salahshor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA
Susan Salahshor is an assistant professor in the FSU College of Medicine and director of experiential curriculum in the interdisciplinary medical science B.S. program. Dr. Salahshor has been a PA for 25 years and has worked in 10 specialties. She is currently in geriatrics with FSU Senior Health. She served 3 years in the U.S. Army Reserves.
She is the immediate past president of the Florida Academy of PAs (FAPA) and the first African American to serve in this role. She created and developed FAPA Leadership Academy during her president-elect year. She serves on several committees, workgroups, and taskforces and is an advocate for health care students.
She is a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor for Mayo Clinic Florida. She is certified to teach the adult, higher education, and military service member curricula. Recently, she obtained a grant to teach Mental Health First Aid to PA students across the state of Florida. She is one of the top “producing” hospital instructors in the Jacksonville Nonprofit Hospital Partnership collaboration for the mental health training.