Suzanne Reich, PA-C, MPAS
Suzanne “Sue” Reich, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA, serves as a trustee of the Physician Assistant Foundation Board of Trustees. A former AAPA vice president and speaker of the House of Delegates (HOD), she has served as a director-at-large on the AAPA Board of Directors, and on various committees and task forces that advise the Academy’s Board. She is currently the parliamentarian of the HOD. She has been an active member of AAPA since 1980.
A national, regional and state PA leader, she has been secretary, president, and an endowment trustee with the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA), and she is a charter/founding board member of the Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants. She is currently chair of the NCAPA Scholarship/Endowment Committee. She has served on the board and on multiple committees for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She has served on numerous North Carolina Medical Society and the North Carolina Medical Board committees. She is the recipient of the AAPA HOD’s Outstanding Service Award, NCAPA President’s Recognition Award, AAPA Publications Award and teaching excellence awards from Wake Forest.
Reich has been with the Wake Forest PA Program since 2002. She is currently the associate program director and an associate professor at the program. Prior to that, she has served as the director of clinical education and distance campus coordinator. She serves on several PA program committees. Currently, she is the supervising provider and faculty advisor on the Advisory Board of the Delivering Equal Access to Care Clinic.
In practice since 1981, she has spent most of her career at Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM), where she has worked clinically in both the cardiology and family medicine departments for more than 30 years. She has practiced clinically in anesthesia, cardiology, and family medicine. She has served on the WFSM Practice Council and CME Committee.
A member of the editorial board and peer reviewer for the North Carolina Medical Journal (NCMJ), Reich has authored and co-authored articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She has lectured at national, regional state conferences.
She received her PA education at Hahnemann (now Drexel) University in Philadelphia and earned a subsequent master’s degree from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. More recent involvement has included international opportunities for professional networking in Ireland and for medical service in Haiti. Never quite happy sitting still, she also pursues multiple athletic and recreational activities.