Director of Graduate Programs
University of Maryland Graduate School
Class of 1993
Mary Jo Bondy, DHEd, MHS, PA-C graduated from the Duke University PA Program in 1993 and was the Duke PA Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2013. Her career as a PA demonstrates passion for clinical medicine and PA education. Prior to becoming a PA, Dr. Bondy graduated from Marquette University and was a medical technologist.
After graduating from Duke’s PA program, Dr. Bondy practiced as a PA in Orthopedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center for two years prior to joining Wilmington (NC) Health Associates and practicing in Internal Medicine. She subsequently joined Forstner Family Practice and Urgent Care where she practiced for two years. She returned to Duke in January 2000 to practice in the Emergency Department; during that time, she also served as a Regional Clinical Coordinator for the Duke PA Program. In the latter role, she recruited and developed potential PA students and preceptors, and served as a liaison to coastal medical and educational communities. After three years, she moved to Washington DC and became a Senior PA and Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University in the Emergency Department and also at the Bethesda Naval Emergency Department. During that period, she began her work with Anne Arundel Community College PA Program and became PA Program Director in 2007. In 2014, Dr. Bondy accepted a position as Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore.
Dr. Bondy earned the Doctor of Health Education degree from AT Still University in May 2011. She is active in the Physician Assistant Education Association, and serves on their Government Relations Committee. In the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, she has been Public Relations chair and is currently a member of the Legislative Committee.