Pharm.D., PA-C, DFAAPA
Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences
GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr. Bushardt is a tenured educator, researcher, clinician, and administrator with experience in rural, community-based practice, and faculty service within three academic medical centers. He is professor and senior associate dean in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In his leadership role at GW, he oversees departments and centers comprising more than forty programs in the health professions and translational sciences. He also supports the GW clinical enterprise, contributing expertise in the areas of workforce innovation, patient- and family-centered models of care, and operational excellence. He is licensed as a physician assistant and pharmacist with specialized training and experience in caring for patients with emphasis on management of chronic illness and interventions to address inappropriate polypharmacy and drug injury, and he is a part of the GW Medical Faculty Associates primary care team. He regularly teaches and mentors trainees in the areas of pharmacology and clinical research. He is principal investigator (PI) for the GW Health Careers Opportunity Program, a healthcare workforce development program funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. He is co-director of the Expansion of Practitioner Training in Substance Use Disorders, a grant project funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. He is the GW site PI for the Clinical Translational Science Institute at Children’s Network (CTSI-CN), funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Science, also leading its translational workforce development program. Dr. Bushardt is a director-at-large on the board of the Physician Assistant Education Association. He is editor-in-chief emeritus for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He serves on the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. Dr. Bushardt previously served as a department chair at Wake Forest School of Medicine and associate vice president for workforce and process innovation at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Prior to that, he was associate professor and division chief for PA studies at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is married with three daughters and lives in Arlington, V.A.