Linda L. Lang, R.N., MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA


Linda L. Lang, R.N., MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, joined the faculty of the Yale Physician Assistant Online Program in January of 2021.  Her academic teaching responsibilities include problem-based learning and clinical medicine, as well as student advising. 

Lang began her career as a Physician Assistant in 1995, working in Internal Medicine in the suburbs of Chicago, while simultaneously serving as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois.  In the academic role, she was responsible for instruction and evaluation of students in lectures, small group facilitation, clinical skills instruction, clinical case medicine instruction, admissions selection, and examination proctoring.  

In 1998, while continuing to work part-time in education, Lang joined United Airlines, part-time, as a PA working at their corporate headquarters practicing urgent/occupational medicine. 

In 2006, she took a one-year sabbatical to work and live in Utah with her daughter who was racing competitively on the US Ski Team junior circuit.  

Lang has a keen interest in preventive medicine, and in 2007, partnered with her physician husband to start Lang Executive Health Care Group, focusing on preventive health maintenance.  She developed and implemented preventive health maintenance programs for corporate executives, while simultaneously working as a PA in the practice until 2008.  

Also, in 2007, Lang began practicing as a nephrology PA in the suburbs of Chicago, where she has gained experience in the treatment of acute and chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and dialysis. She continues to be engaged in this practice.

She served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Midwestern University until March of 2010, when she joined the faculty of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program as a Founding Faculty member. She was an Assistant Professor at Northwestern until January 2021, serving as the Course Director of the Patient Assessment course series I, II, III, as well as having other academic teaching responsibilities including problem-based learning, clinical medicine, preclinical, clinical year, and Capstone Project. 

Lang is professionally active both locally and nationally.  She is a member of the Illinois and Utah professional academies, as well as the national Physician Assistant professional academies, where she is an active committee member. 

Lang earned her RN degree at Lutheran General & Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, and after several years working as a registered nurse in areas of emergency medicine, orthopedics, and surgical nursing, she attended Midwestern University PA Program earning her BS in Medical Science. In 2005, she earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree, with a specialization in Nephrology, from the University of Nebraska.

Lang lives in Chicago, but admits her secondary address is somewhere between Washington DC, and London, UK where her daughters live.


  • 2004 Midwestern University National Faculty Award of Excellence
  • 2017 Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine John X. Thomas Jr. Best Teachers of Feinberg Award
  • 2017 inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society at the Northwestern University PA Program 
  • 2018 inducted as a Distinguished Fellow into the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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