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    Stony Brook Grad Elected to APAP

    The Association of PhysicianAssistant Programs (APAP) recently chose Paul Lombardo, Director of thePhysician Assistant Program in the School of Health Technology and Managementat Stony Brook University, as its President-elect. The organization’s131 member programs elected Lombardo, who will become president of theAssociation in November 2003, at the APAP’s annual Educational Forum heldNov. 6 in Miami, Florida.

    Lombardo is the first personever elected to the top posts of three of the leading national organizationsserving Physician Assistant faculty and practicing Assistants — the APAP, thePhysician Assistant Foundation and the American Academy of PhysicianAssistants.

    Physician Assistantspractice medicine as members of a team that includes a supervising physician.Assistants are licensed health professionals who provide a broad range ofmedical and surgical services. They conduct exams, diagnose and treatillnesses, counsel patients on preventive health care, order and interprettests, prescribe medications and assist in surgeries.

    The Physician AssistantProgram at Stony Brook is part of the most comprehensive training in healthcarecareers in the region, the Health Sciences Center (HSC). The HSC includes theSchool of Health Technology and Management, the only Schools of Medicine andDental Medicine on Long Island, the School of Social Welfare and a School ofNursing.

    ‘?Paul Lombardo hasbuilt a pre-eminent Physician Assistant Program,’ said Craig A. Lehmann,Dean of the School of Health Technology and Management. ‘?His vision hashelped us establish our School as not only a leading training ground forcareers in healthcare, but also as an important community resource for education,information, and outreach.’

    Lombardo graduated fromStony Brook’s Physician Assistant Program in 1973 and has been thedepartment Chair and Clinical Associate Professor at SBU since 1983. He alsoholds a certificate in advanced emergency medicine from the University of Iowaand a Master’s in Health Services Administration from New SchoolUniversity.

    Lombardo, who presentlyresides in Holtsville, received the American Academy of Physician AssistantsAppreciation award for Distinguished Service to the Profession in 1988, the NewJersey Society of Physician Assistants’ Outstanding Service award in 1992and the New York State Society of Physician Assistants’ PA Educator ofthe Year award in 1997.

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