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Allan Platt, MMSc

Director of Admissions
Emory Physician Assistant Program

Mailing Address:
Emory Physician Assistant Program
1462 Clifton Rd
Suite 280
Atlanta, GA 30322


I have worked as a PA at Grady Memorial Hospital for 25 years running the triage center, working in the adult walk-in clinic, and as Program Coordinator, and Physician Assistant in the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. I was responsible for the day to day operation of the sickle cell center until March, 2004, and web designer of The Sickle Cell Information Center at The center was the AAPA Innovations in Health Care winner in 2000.

I have been a Clinical Instructor in the Emory PA program since 1979, joined the faculty half-time in December, 2002, and full time in April, 2004. I am currently the course director for the Patient Communications Skills /Medical History, Health Issues, Professional Issues courses, and Advanced Didactic Coordinator. I also coordinate the annual Board Review Program. I have co-authored two patient education books and one for health care providers; Hope and Destiny – A Patient and Parents Guide to Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait and Overcoming Pain both published by Hilton Publishing ( and Evidence Based Medicine for PDAs: A Guide for Practice fromJones and Bartlett Publishers.

I like to play with computers, multimedia, gizmos, PDA’s…. I like to paint watercolors, travel, snorkel when I can find a beach, and write. I love to teach and I am a bible study teacher at my church.


  • Georgia Institute of Technology – BS in Health Systems 1977
  • Emory University– BSMSc Physician Associate Program 1979
  • Emory University – MMSc in Career Physician Assistant 2006

Clinical Experience

  • Grady Health System – Triage and Walk –in clinic Internal Medicine (1980 – 1984)
  • Grady Health System - The Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center- Hematology - Adult and Pediatrics (1984 – 2004)
  • Emory University - Faculty Preceptor at South Georgia Farmworker project and Good Samaritan Health Center (2004 - Present)


  • Georgia License - Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners 12/79 – Present
  • Certification -National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 12/79 – Present
  • Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (1979 – present)
  • Member of Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (1979 – present)
  • Member of the Physician Assistant Advisory Board to the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners (2003 – 2009)
  • Member Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants (2008 – present)


  • Lecture and consultant for various sickle cell organizations
  • Guest Lectures at Georgia State, Emory University Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer Nursing journal, Nurse Practitioner journal
  • Feature Editor – Technology and Education section, Journal of Physician Assistant Education
  • Feature Writer – eConnections in AAPA’s- PA Professional


  • Outstanding P.A. of the Year - Emory P.A. Program 1992
  • Teacher of the Year - Emory P.A. Program 1999
  • Presidential Award – Grady Health Systems 2001
  • Paragon Award - Educator of the Year, American Academy of Physician Assistants 2002
  • Innovations in Technology Safety Net Award, National Association of Public Hospitals 2002
  • Health Care Hero Award Finalist Atlanta Business Chronicle Innovations in Technology2003
  • Humanitarian of the Year – Georgia Association of Physician Assistants 2003
  • Paragon Writing Award, Third Place American Academy of Physician Assistants 2005
  • SAAAPA President's Award, American Academy of Physician Assistants 2007