Shinu Kuriakose, DHSc, PA-C
Clinical Assistant Professor
Professor Shinu Kuriakose received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his Physician Assistant Certificate and Bachelor of Science Degree from the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program in 2001. He received his Masters Degree in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies with a concentration in psychiatry from the University of Nebraska in 2002.
Shinu practiced inpatient psychiatry for the last 10 years at Bridgeport hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Shortly thereafter, Shinu was promoted to Senior PA in Psychiatry and his responsibilities expanded to supervising staff PA’s in the department of psychiatry. He precepted PA students rotating through the department and held other administrative duties. Shinu also worked on a per diem basis since 2002 as a medical physician assistant in the department of behavioral sciences at Jacobi Medical Center. Prior to joining Stony Brook, Shinu has lectured in emergency psychiatry at the Pace University PA program.
Shinu’s primary responsibilities revolve around the program’s comprehensive Psychiatry course. During the preclinical year, he lectures on a variety of topics including mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, and psychopharmacology. Shinu also oversees the neurology unit during the preclinical year. During the clinical year, Shinu supervises students during their psychiatry clerkships. Shinu hopes that he will instill in future PA students a love of psychiatry, recognize the prevalence and severity of mental illness throughout the field of medicine and the importance of empathy and compassion when dealing with afflicted individuals.
Prof Kuriokose completed his Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in December, 2016.
Shinu is married with two beautiful daughters. In his spare time, Shinu enjoys reading, attending sporting events and travelling with his family.