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Ilaria Gadalla, DMSc, PA-C,FHM

Ilaria Gadalla, DMSc, PA-C,FHM

Ilaria Gadalla, DMSc, PA-C,FHM

Associate Member

  • Dean, College of Health Professions – South University
  • Member – Mission, Academic and Student Affairs Committee


Dr. Ilaria Gadalla is the Dean of the College of Health Professions at South University providing oversight of multiple undergraduate and graduate programs across the nation. She brings over 15 years of clinical experience as a Physician Assistant in the fields of Hospitalist Medicine, Cardiology, Nephrology, and outpatient Internal Medicine. She graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. She completed a Doctor of Medical Science with the University of Lynchburg in Virginia. She previously worked as a Respiratory Therapist and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Science from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Gadalla has a variety of leadership experience across her professional career including prior academic appointments with South University as Department Chair and Program Director for the Physician Assistant Program. Additionally, she was appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), the Southeast Florida Division Advance Practice Providers Director for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), member of the Hospitalist Editorial Board, the SHM Practice Management Committee, the PA Education Association Governance and Ethics Board, and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Cardiovascular Team Physician Assistants Committee. She continues to be an active member in the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association, the National Association of Health Services Executives, and other medical associations. Dr. Gadalla continues to serve the local community as a Hospitalist and volunteer clinician.

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