Joshua Merson, MPAS, MS-HPEd, PA-C, EM-CAQ

Josh Merson
Assistant Professor
Physician Assistant Studies
(617) 724-4219
Office Location: 
Shouse 240

Joshua Merson is Assistant Professor within the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, who joined the MGH Institute in April 2015. Professor Merson earned his BS in Health Science from Boston University, his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of New England, and Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education from MGH Institute of Health Professions.  He has also received his certificate of added qualification in emergency medicine from the NCCPA.

Professor Merson currently practices in emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and supervises MGH IHP and Harvard Medical Students as faculty in the Crimson Care Collaborative, a student-faculty collaborative clinic providing primary care services to the greater Boston population.

Professor Merson teaches a variety of courses at MGH Institute of Health Professions including topics in Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Dermatology.  He is the practical exam coordinator for all physician assistant practical exams and is the lead PA faculty for medical simulation.

Professor Merson has presented across the country on topics related to interprofessional education and has several clinical publications in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  Additionally, he is the President-Elect of the Massachusetts Association of PAs.


BS, Health Science, Boston University, Boston, MA
MS Physician Assistant Studies, University of New England, Portland, ME
MS-HPEd, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Curriculum Vitae