Quinnipiac University
Shahana Lee Theriault

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Director of Didactic Education - Physician Assistant Studies

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  • BS, Quinnipiac University
  • MHS, Quinnipiac University

Areas of Expertise

  • Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Neurosurgery
  • Internal Medicine


  • Physician Assistant

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 475

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


Quinnipiac University

Director of Didactic Education; Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Hamden, CT 06518

2023 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Didactic Coordinator; Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Hamden, CT 06518

2020 - Present

Natural Aesthetics, PLLC

Physician Assistant/Owner

North Haven, CT 06473

2018 - 2020

Connecticut Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant

Hamden, CT 06518

2016 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Clinical Preceptor/Adjunct Instructor

Hamden, CT 06508

2015 - 2020

Yale New Haven Hospital

Orthopaedic Surgery/Neurosurgery Physician Assistant

New Haven, CT 06511

2014 - 2016

Selected Publications

Invited Speaker

Canada Wildfire Smoke Creates Hazy Skies Across the State. FOX 61 News

Theriault, S


Invited Speaker

The podcast Short White Coat Syndrome finds its voice.

Theriault, S


ConnAPA Op-Ed: A New Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in PA Education

Theriault, S., Sgambato, D.

Connecticut Academy of PAs (Spring Newsletter) Spring (2022)

Non-Peer Reviewed Presentation

Perceived Educational Value of Student-Led Extracurricular "Book Clubs" Pertaining to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for Physician Assistant Students

Sgambato, D., Cote, H., Theriault, S.

Quinnipiac University (2022)

Academic Awards, Fellowships and Grants

Pi Alpha

Academic Award | 2022-2023

Pi Alpha; The National Honor Society for Physician Assistants. I was nominated by our program and received this award based on demonsrated scholarship and leadership in our program and the profession.

Professional Designation