Elizabeth Mercer, PA-C, M.P.A.S.

Beth Mercer

Program Director

Science Center Annex 303B
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4162


Program Director


  • Master's Degree, Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska, 2000
  • Physician Assistant Certification, Albany Medical College/HVCC, 1988
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Biology, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, 1985


Elizabeth grew up in a small rural community in Central NY.  From a very young age, recognized significant health disparities in her community. She attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY with the intention of becoming a nurse and serving her community.  While at Hartwick, she learned about the PA profession.  She was able to shadow a PA and to learn more about the PA role on the healthcare team.  After careful consideration, she completed her undergraduate degree in Biology, rather than nursing and worked as a ward clerk at a small regional hospital for a year, while she applied to PA school. Most of her career she has worked in Family Medicine, serving underserved populations.  She has worked with students most of her career.  First as a preceptor and then as a faculty member. 


Le Moyne’s mission and vision is what drew her to become involved at Le Moyne.  She is passionate about educating students who consider the whole person. Compassion and competence go hand in hand when providing high quality patient care. Beth lives in a small, rural community south of Syracuse with her husband. Together they have raised three children who are living and learning all over the world. She enjoys everything that Central NY has to offer. 

Publications and Presentations


  • PAEA Veteran Bridge Program


Selected Grants and Awards
  • HRSA Primary Care Training Grant 2019-2024
  • HRSA Primary Care Training Grant 2015-2020
  • Graduate Mentor of the Year Le Moyne College
  • PA Educator of the Year NYSSPA


Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the College and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

  • None

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