James Madison University
PHOTO: Dr. Claire Plautz

Dr. Claire Plautz

Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program

  • Office: N/A
  • Phone: N/A
  • Email: plautzcm@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    RMH Emergency Department
    2010 Health Campus Drive
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801


  • Fellowship- Medical Education Fellowship, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA (2005)
  • Residency- Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia Heath System, Charlottesville, VA (2004)
  • Medical School- University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL (2001)
  • Undergraduate- BS Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (1997)

Teaching Area

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Procedural Education
  • Medical Documentation


  • Innovation and technology in medicine
  • Clinical process improvement
  • Medical Education


  • Navigating motherhood
  • Outdoor adventures and travel
  • Relearning to play the piano with my 6-year-olds


  • 12/12/17: The department has been divided into the Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Health Professions
  • How to declare a Health Sciences Major
  • JMU Summer Hours
    Business hours from May 6 - August 16, 2013 will be Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - noon.