Ami Steele

Program Director, Physician Assistant Program
Health Science Building
P843-863-7427 /


DMSc, PA-C, NC Medical License, NCCPA Certified

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Dr. Ami Steele is the Program Director for the CSU Physician Assistant Program. She joins the faculty after serving five years as a PA program director in North Carolina. Dr. Steele graduated from Lee University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and earned her Master of Medical Science from the Emory University Physician Assistant Program in 1999. In 2020, she received her Doctor of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Education from the University of Lynchburg.

While Dr. Steele began her PA career in primary care, she has also clinically practiced in general and subspecialty surgical medicine and women’s healthcare. She most recently served on the board of directors for a local North Carolina-based FQHC and has been an active member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) and the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA). At the national level, she serves on the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Leadership Mission Advancement Commission.

She is passionate about the Lord and is excited to join the Seacoast Church family. As well, she is an active member of Bible Study Fellowship International. Dr. Steele loves to spend time with her husband, Jeff, and their three children. She is an avid reader, loves Christmas, enjoys spending time at the beach, and loves to learn. Her most recent publication includes a chapter in the Physician Assistant Clinics book designed for practicing PAs.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

My work is the fulfillment of a calling to serve the Lord as a leader in educating physician assistants/associates who have found their purpose in serving future patients. I consider Colossians 3:17 foundational to my work, doing what I do in the name of the Lord with a thankful heart.

Ami Steele

Steele AR, Watkins E. Breast Cancer. Physician Assistant Clinics. 2022;7(3):433-445. doi:10.1016/j.cpha.2022.03.002
Steele, A. (2020) "Extended use of Tamoxifen in estrogen-positive breast cancer: Does it work?," Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 2 : Iss. 3, Article 93. Available at:
Moon C, Gunder L, Steele A. Adult polycystic kidney disease management. The Clin Advisor. 2011:1-5.
Humphries JA, Steele A. Diagnosing infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Clinical Reviews. 2012;22(9):10, 12-15.

American Academy of Physician Assistants, Distinguished Fellow (DFAAPA)
Physician Assistant Educator Association (PAEA), Fellow
Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Academy of Doctoral PAs (ADPA), Fellow
South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (SCAPA), Fellow
North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA), Fellow