James A. Ganetis, MS, RRT-NPS
Chair, Division of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
Professor Ganetis received a BA degree in biology from Queens College in 1975 and a respiratory therapist diploma from New York University-Bellevue Hospital in 1977. In 1998, Jim completed both a Master of Science degree in Health Care Policy and Management and a New York State Advanced Certificate in Health Care Management from Stony Brook University. Professor Ganetis started his career at Stony Brook in 1981 as a clinician in the Respiratory Care Department at Stony Brook University Hospital. He was promoted to Assistant Director and later Associate Director of the hospital’s Respiratory Care Department. Professor Ganetis became a full-time faculty member in the Respiratory Care Program in 1992, when he assumed the position of Director of Clinical Education. In 2001, Jim assumed the responsibilities of program director. He became Chair of the Division of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences in 2003 and functions as a faculty mentor, while fostering the implementation of new programs within the division. Jim has served as both a Board Member and Vice President of the Southeastern Chapter of the New York State Society for Respiratory Care. He was also Chair of the New York State Society for Respiratory Care Education Committee. His professional areas of expertise are basic therapeutics, perinatal/pediatric respiratory care, clinical education, and respiratory care management.