Susan G. Graff, MS, PA-C

Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Senior Advanced Practice Provider, Magee Adult ICU

Contact Information

warshafskysg2[at]upmc.edu

Education & Training

BA, History, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
MS, Physician Assistant Studes, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
EdD, Higher Education ARCO,University of Pittsburgh, in progress

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Interdisciplinary health profession education
  • Point of care ultrasound education
  • Creation of diverse, equitable, inclusive, and supportive academic and clinical spaces
  • Patient-centered care


Graff SG, Basset EA, Allilas MC, Schott C, Terhorst L. Initial Outcomes of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography Instruction for Physician Assistant Students. Poster presented at: 2021 PAEA Education Forum. October 17, 2021; Virtual.

Firm A, Graff SG, Rodgers C. Embracing Education, Innovation, and Diversity in the Medical Literature. Poster presented at: University of Pittsburgh Assessment and Teaching Conference 2021. Virtual.

Balaban CD, Ogburn SW, Warshafsky SG, Ahmed A, Yates BJ. Identification of neural networks that contribute to motion sickness through principal components analysis of fos labeling induced by galvanic vestibular stimulation. PloS one. 2014 Jan 23;9(1):e86730.

Innovation in Education Award, Provost’s Advisory Council in Instructional Excellence, University of Pittsburgh, 2020
Preceptor of the Year Nominee, 2020