Rose Direny-Jean is a PA faculty member at Stony Brook’s Physician Assistant Program, currently assigned to the Southampton Campus. She possesses many years of diverse experience in both the clinical and academic settings. Her multifaceted professional background as a Physician Assistant include working in both Inpatient and Outpatient Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Gynecology, Palliative Care Medicine, and various areas of Critical Care Medicine (cardio-thoracic, surgical, medical and neurosurgical). In addition to her clinical background she also worked as a Heart Transplant Coordinator. In recent years, she ventured into the field of education.
Professor Direny-Jean started her career in PA education by being a preceptor to many physician assistant students during their clinical rotations since 1992. In 2016, Rose accepted a position at Pace University to help start their new PA Program at their Westchester Campus as an Admission Coordinator. While at Pace University, Professor Direny-Jean developed and taught Physical Assessment to the first graduating class. She further assisted with other classes including radiology and clinical medicine courses.
Rose was introduced to the healthcare field at age 15 when she was accepted into the Nursing Program at Hillcrest High school. Upon graduating, Rose opted to continue her studies in health care and was accepted at Long Island University (LIU) into the Physician Assistant program in 1990. Upon graduation in 1992, she was successfully certified by the NCCPA and was licensed in New York State in 1993. She completed her Master of Science Degree and Advance Certificate in Health Care Management at Stony Brook University in 2016.
Professor Direny-Jean’s educational and professional background has solidified her understanding of the Physician Assistant Profession. Her clinical experience has given her the opportunity to train her peers, students, and other medical professionals in various areas of Medicine.
Outside of work, Professor Rose Direny-Jean enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her family including her four children, the joys of her life.