Edward Giarrusso, MPAS, PAC, DFAAPA
Professor Giarrusso received his Bachelor’s 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 Huntington Hospital/ Northwell system. 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 was named to the position of Director of Clinical Education in September 2019. He is also responsible for the EKG and Pulmonary Medicine units of clinical medicine, the Genitourinary, Sexual and Reproductive Health course, as well as teaching in several other units. His primary clinical responsibilities are in Pediatric Preceptorship, and Electives, as well as assisting in several other clinical courses including Emergency Medicine, Medicine, Orthopedics and Surgery rotations.
He is co-advisor to the PA program student society.
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 Medical Missions to Ecuador and Haiti. He also has participated in several medical mission trips to Guatemala with students of the second year class as part of the programs International Fellowship Program, as well as to Maru Kenya.