|Certification in Physician Assistant, September 1998|
Lemoyne College, Syracuse, N.Y.
Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology May 1996
Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Certificate in Surgical Technology, August 1993
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, N.Y.
Licensure and Board Certification
|- NCCPA Certification for Physician Assistant issued December 2, 1998, renewed 2001, 2003 and 2005|
- NCCPA Surgery special recognition December 1998- present
New York State Physician Assistant License issued by the University of
the State of New York Education Department February 1999 -present.
- ACLS training
- Infection Control course approved by NYS Department of Health and the State Education Department
- Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment Course
|St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center Syracuse, NY - Midlevel PA Clinical Affiliate 1998 - present |
Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital Syracuse, NY - Clinical Affiliate 1999 - present
Community General Hospital Syracuse, NY - Clinical Affiliate 1999- Present
Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments
|- American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow|
- American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, Fellow
Other Professional Positions & Major Appointments
|May 1999- Present Robert A. Schwartz MD PC Syracuse, N.Y.|
Vascular Surgical Physician Assistant
First assistant for variety of vascular surgical procedures
conventional and minimally invasive procedures. Responsible for
admissions, discharges, daily rounds as well as seeing patients in the
office. Preceptor for a variety of surgical residents, medical
students, podiatry residents and physician assistant students. Can
independently open harvest saphenous vein, cephalic and basilic vein.
Some experience with endoharvest techniques. Can independently dissect
femoral artery, axillary, and popliteal arteries.
October 2004-Present Community General Hospital Syracuse, N.Y.
Wound Care Center Clinician
Weekly care of a wide variety of patients with chronic wounds. Surgical
debridement and prescription of advanced wound care dressings for
patients with multiple co morbidities.
October 2004- May 2005
Toronto University Toronto, Ontario Canada Participant International
Interdisciplinary Wound Care Course
- Wound care course with clinic
experience over two residential weekends. Modules taught in every facet
of wound care from basic to advanced. Instructors were leading wound
care experts from US, Canada, and the UK.
Nov. 1998 - May 1999 St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, N.Y. Physician Assistant- Surgical
First assisting, overnight call responding to floor emergencies or
other problems with surgical patients. Admissions for attending
surgeons, daily rounds, histories and physicals and post-operative
July 1993- Oct. 1998 St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, N.Y. Certified Surgical Technologist
- Scrubbing and assisting in the operating room. Open heart procedures, general, orthopedic, and gynecologic procedure
May 1989-June 1990 Institute for Sensory Research, Syracuse University Syracuse, N.Y.
Interviewing and consenting human test subjects for the purpose of
research on pacinian corpuscles. Testing human subjects, measuring
tactile sensation (vibratory thresholds) at various frequencies and
temperatures over the thenar eminence and the forearm.
Immunocytochemistry on pacinian corpuscles surgically harvested from
the feline mesentery.
|Creator and custodian to Vascular care business website online since May 2004|
Development and continued improvement of services to our patients
through patient and family education. Created patient discharge
instruction sheets specific for each surgical procedure with incision
care instructions. Instructions on the usual symptoms and problems to
expected after surgery. Web site development to more efficiently
utilizes practitioner time and promote the practice.