Jeanne Cavalieri

Jeanne Cavalieri, MPAS, RPAC

Director of Clinical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Education
Stony Brook University

After graduating from the Touro College PA Program in 1980, Professor Jeanne Cavalieri secured her first job in orthopedics. Shortly thereafter she was appointed as the senior PA in Emergency Medicine at Queens Hospital Center. Her clinical and administrative skills were noticed by others and in 1994 Jeanne accepted the position of supervising PA in Emergency Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC). During her tenure at LIJMC she expanded the role of PAs in the department and was active in teaching both PA students and emergency medicine residents. She was instrumental in implementing progressive, patient-centered policies and procedures and gained experience as a research coordinator. Jeanne is also certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Professor Cavalieri joined the faculty of the Stony Brook PA program in 2001 and earned her master’s degree with a concentration in Emergency Medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2002.

As the program’s Director of Clinical Education, Jeanne is responsible for the coordination of all clinical year activities and emergency medicine clerkships. She teaches in, and is responsible for, several units of clinical medicine (including Infectious Disease) and for the POMR-HIstory and Physical Unit and is the primary instructor for Diagnostic Imaging and teaches in the clinical skills labs. Jeanne maintains her clinical skills working in the emergency department at LIJ (where junior students often accompany her) and Health Services at the Merchant Marine Academy.

Professor Cavalieri was the recipient of the 2003 New Faculty Award from the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and has earned numerous teaching awards from the resident staff in emergency medicine at LIJMC. Jeanne was awarded first place in the AAPA Publishing awards in 2001 for her article “Responding Rapidly to Occupational Blood and Body-Fluid Exposures” published in JAAPA. She serves on several committees in the SHTM.

During her free time Jeanne enjoys teaching Sunday school to three year olds, exercising, reading (for pleasure!!) and shopping with her daughter.