Diane Ranieri, MA, PA-C

Diane Ranieri

Diane Ranieri, MA, PA-C

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Education
Stony Brook University

Diane Ranieri received her initial Bachelor of Art degree in French and Elementary Education from Stony Brook University and taught first and third grades for eleven years. During that time she received her Master of Art degree from Stony Brook University. Diane graduated from the Stony Brook Physician Assistant Program in 1985 and was on the faculty of the Stony Brook Physician Assistant Program from 1990 through 1993. She rejoined the faculty in December of 2003.

Diane’s first year responsibilities at the Stony Brook PA Program include coordination and teaching of the Genitourinary, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Clinical Skills and Ethics and Health Care courses, as well as the Pediatrics clinical medicine units. She also lectures in the Infectious Diseases unit and Diagnostic Imaging course. During the second year of the program Diane supervises the Obstetrics and Gynecology clinical rotations. She is the Vice Chair of the School of Health Technology and Management’s Academic Standing Committee.

Diane is an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics and serves on the Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Institutional Ethics Committee. She is the “Just Ethics” editor for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education.

Diane’s clinical experience includes work in interventional radiology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, inpatient pediatrics and neonatology at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut and pediatric AIDS at Beth Israel Medical Center. She completed the HIV Clinical Scholars Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. This two year fellowship is sponsored by The AIDS Institute/New York State Department of Health and trains clinicians in all aspects of the care of HIV infected individuals.

In addition to teaching at the Stony Brook Physician Assistant Program, Diane was a Clinical Coordinator at the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program in New York. She has also worked as a consultant for the New York Academy of Medicine and, in that capacity, authored an HIV curriculum for Physician Assistant Programs.

In her free time, Diane enjoys reading, taking dance classes, attending ballet performances and visiting museums.