Edward Giarrusso

Edward Giarrusso, MPAS, PA-C

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Education
Stony Brook University

Research & Scholary Activities


Professor Giarrusso received his Bachelors Degree as a physician assistant from Touro College in 1982. Since graduation, he has worked in emergency medicine and worked in two of the largest Level 1 trauma centers on Long Island; North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, and Stony Brook University Medical Center,  and currently works per diem in the Emergency Department at North Shore/LIJ health system at Huntington Hospital. Professor Giarrusso has helped to educate emergency medicine residents at both institutions and was a preceptor for physician assistant students rotating through the department of emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

After 18 years in clinical practice, he resigned his position from the department of emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center and joined our faculty as a clinical assistant professor. In August 2001, he received his Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska in Physician Assistant Studies with a specialization in Emergency Medicine. In April of 2008 he was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Professor Giarrusso is responsible for the EKG, Pulmonary and Orthopedic/Rheumatology units of clinical medicine, the Genitourinary, Sexual and Reproductive Health course, the Community Health and Service Learning Course, as well as teaching in several other units. His primary clinical responsibilities are in Pediatric Preceptorship, and Orthopedic Clerkship, as well as assisting in both the Emergency Medicine and Surgery rotations.

He is co-advisor to the PA program student society and Chair of the School of Health Technology and Management Curriculum Committee.

Professor Giarrusso has co-authored several publications in the Annals of Emergency Medicine and American Journal of Emergency Medicine, based on research completed during the time he worked in the Emergency Department at Stony Brook University Medical Center, and a poster presentation at the American Society of Emergency Physicians Annual conference. From his medical mission experiences he has presented a poster at the NYSSPA Annual Conference (2011) and the AAFPA Annual Conference (2011).

Professor Giarrusso has a strong commitment to community service and has accompanied several first year class students on a Medical Mission to Ecuador. He also has made several medical mission trips to Guatemala with students of the second year class as part of the programs International Fellowship Program.