Candidate for Director at Large
Endorsed by the Nomination & Elections Committee
Shilpa Mistry MHS, PA-C is a 1st generation South Asian American, who grew up in Glastonbury, CT. She is a graduate of Quinnipiac University’s PA Program Class of 2005 and a Uconn Undergraduate with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology/Neurobiology and Allied Health-Cytology. Experienced in Hospital Medicine for the past 17 years. Her first job was starting at Hartford Hospital where she was the Senior Hospitalist PA supervising a small APP team. Since 2010 she has been practicing as a Senior Physician Assistant in Hospital Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was involved in the organization of the Annual APP Recognition Dinner at Yale New Haven Hospital where APP leaders were recognized for their commitment to their profession. Currently serving on multiple committees within the Hospital System focusing on Employee Engagement and Wellness, Quality Improvement and Fall Prevention. During her time as a PA she enjoys precepting both Yale and Quinnipiac 1st and 2nd year PA Students as well as being involved in Yale’s ILCE (Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience) program which teaches 1st year PA, NP and Medical Students together in a group setting with a hands on/ team approach.
As a PA for the past 17 years, I have seen how our role in healthcare has evolved over time, and appreciate the changes in how our profession has become more recognized as vital part of the healthcare system. Through legislation and continued advocacy from both the state and national level our profession has continued to progress to where we are today. Serving as Director at Large and involved in the Membership Committee, I would like to continue to assist our dedicated ConnAPA team to advocate for our fellow PAs. The future of ConnAPA and our profession depends on how we engage and elevate not only this generation of PAs, but newer and future PAs. We must encourage more PAs, including newer PAs, to become members more than ever, as we need to continue to oversee the growth of our profession. With my long experience mentoring APPs, I feel that I can support ConnAPA to increase attention and awareness to the issues that are being faced at this time for PAs, and continue to encourage PA engagement as well.