Caroline Cerio

Assistant Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2023

caroline cerio

Contact Info


Caroline Cerio, PA-C, MSPAS, is a proud graduate of Providence College and Jefferson College of Health Sciences (now Radford University).

She has practiced clinically as a Physician Assistant in Internal Medicine, Hematology, General Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation and Adaptive Cellular Therapy.

She joined the Didactic faculty at Johnson & Wales University's Physician Assistant program in 2023 and has incorporated her clinical experience into her lectures while encouraging students to learn in an interactive environment.

She hopes to inspire her students to be life-long learners and to practice evidence-based medicine with a humanistic focus.


  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Providence College

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

Teaching Interests

Infectious Disease
Behavioral Health
Evidence-Based Medicine
Patient Care

Scholarly Interests

Adaptive Cellular Therapy
Stem Cell Transplant
Graft-vs-Host Disease
Hematologic Malignancy


  • PA4037: Foundations of Medicine (Microbiology)
  • PA3022: Clinical Behavioral Medicine
  • PA1022: Clinical Hematology
  • PA1022: Clinical Infectious Disease

Extra Curricular Roles

Physician Assistant, Roger Williams Medical Center Blood & Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program (per diem)

Physician Assistant, Dana Farber Cancer Institute-Mass General Brigham and Women's Hospital, Liquid Oncology (per diem)


Professional Affiliations

American Society for Transplant and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT)
Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology (APAO)
Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)



  • Ackula, H., Medawar, G., Cerio, C., et al. De-Escalation of Ptcy Dosing in Matched Allogeneic Transplants: A Single Institution Retrospective Study. Blood (2021) 138 (Supplement 1): 4872.

Q&A with Caroline

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

What Is Your Favorite Teaching Moment?

Seeing the students become engaged in a topic and developing excitement to use their knowledge in clinical practice!

What College Do You Teach In?

College of Health & Wellness