Physician Assistant Studies overview faculty program research organizations alumni Expand All Collapse All Education: Speciality: Philosophy: James Longo, M.D., F.A.C.C. Medical Director & Adjunct Instructor (315) 445-4745 Click for Biography Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1981 Le Moyne College, 1977 (summa cum laude) Specialties: Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Philosophy: “PA education: During the first year of study, students should attempt to assimilate as much information as possible lending to the concept, "You can't be over trained." Patients ultimately teach the students and therefore maximal exposure to patients during the clinical year is essential.” Mary Springston, M.S. Ed., RPA-C Assistant Clinical Professor & Director/Chair Coyne Science Center Annex 310 (315) 445-4745 | email@example.com Click for Biography Education: Ms. Springston received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the State University College at Oneonta, in Oneonta NY, and her certification as a PA from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the Physician Assistant program at Harlem Hospital. She obtained her Masters in General Education at Le Moyne College. Specialties: Director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies (DPAS) at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY where she is responsible for curricular review, preparation and coordination of course schedules, student admission, maintenance of accreditation, grants, and faculty development. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Springston was the academic coordinator and the clinical coordinator at Le Moyne College from 2003 until 2009. She has served as a PA for the Onondaga County (New York State) Department of Health in Syracuse, staffing a clinic that focuses on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, including HIV, as well as providing primary care to patients held in the County prison system. Ms. Springston's clinical experience included tenure at Bellevue Hospital as an urgent care provider for all virology patients who were infected with HIV/AIDS. She also developed infectious disease course curricula for the Physician Assistant Program at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York City between 1995 and 2003. At present, Ms. Springston also serves as grant director for two U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grants. The overall purposes of these grants are to address the increasing gap between supply and demand for culturally competent physician assistants to meet the need of our nation’s primary care systems. In addition, she has been awarded the Global Outreach Humanitarian Award Grant in 2011 – 2012 from the Physician Assistant Foundation. This allowed her to travel to South Sudan to provide workshops for HIV prevention. She has presented lectures at State and National conference on topics of HIV medicine, cultural competency, and adherence issues. Philosophy: She is committed to teaching medical concepts with an emphasis on social justice. Anthony Vinciquerra, MD, D.F.A.P.A Academic Coordinator & Director of Medical Humanities Coyne Science Center Annex 308 (315) 445-4737 | firstname.lastname@example.org Click for Biography Dr. Vinciquerra graduated from Le Moyne College in 1972 on a four-year Brady Memorial Scholarship, receiving the H. Paul Nelligan Medal in Pure Science at graduation. Immediately following, he continued his studies at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Medical Service Corps on an Army Health Professions Scholarship. Dr. Vinciquerra received his MD from Upstate in 1976 and holding the rank of Captain, went on to do his military residency training in Neuropsychiatry at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia. Completing that in 1980, he obtained Diplomate Status of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1982, concurrent with his promotion to Major, US Army Medical Corps. Major Vinciquerra then served as Combat Psychiatrist for the 24th Infantry Division Rapid Deployment Force, and was later Chief of Psychiatry at Ft. Stewart Army Medical Hospital, Georgia, through 1983. He returned to Syracuse as a Reservist and was appointed faculty to the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Upstate Medical University. In 1990, he was reactivated for Operation Desert Storm and served as Combat Casualty Liaison Officer at Ft. Benning, Georgia through 1991. During the summers of 1991 and 1992, Major Vinciquerra worked on the AIDS Research Unit of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He has received several military recognitions, including the National Defense Ribbon with Bronze Star, for the Persian Gulf War. As a civilian in 2003, Dr. Vinciquerra was appointed "Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association." He served as Director of Acute Inpatient Psychiatry at the Syracuse VA Medical Center where he practiced for 17 years, until his retirement in 2008. Dr. Vinciquerra joined Le Moyne College DPAS full-time in 2008. He is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Upstate Medical University, and Academic Coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies, Le Moyne College. In 2009 and again in 2010, he received a national recognition award for one of “America’s Top Psychiatrists.” In 2012, he became Director of Medical Humanities for Physician Assistant Studies as well as continuing in his role as Academic Coordinator for first-year students. Dr Vinciquerra is medical liaison for Le Moyne DPAS to the Community Health Clinics of Central Wyoming, where he and 8 students spend summers working in pioneer, primary care, rural medicine with the underserved. Dr. Vinciquerra is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and its component HIV Education Program in Arlington, Virginia. He has worked and written medical education material for and with the APA since 1995, including variations of handbooks and practice guideline editions. In his free time, Dr. Vinciquerra is an ardent horseman and member of the American Quarter Horse Association in Amarillo, Texas. He supports the “America’s Horse Cares” Foundation, which sponsors therapeutic riding for the physically and emotionally challenged. Dr. Vinciquerra enjoys landscape photography while Western trail riding in the Wind River Range and mountains outside his home in Dubois, Wyoming,(population 900). Rebecca Brown, MPAS, RPA-C Assistant Coordinator Coyne Science Center Annex 301 (315) 445-5439 | email@example.com Click for Biography Education: Master of Physician Assistant Studies University of Nebraska, May 2009. Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Rochester Institute of Technology, May 2001 Specialties: Surgery (Orthopaedics, Vascular & Neurosurgery, General & Thoracic Surgery) Family Practice Philosophy: To make learning Anatomy & Physiology fun and applicable to clinical practice by using case studies, along with cadavers and models. Elizabeth Mercer, MPAS, RPA-C Clinical Technician - Simulation Training - Problem Based Learning Facilitator Coyne Science Center Annex 314 (315) 445-4745 | firstname.lastname@example.org Click for Biography Education: BA in Biology from Hartwick College 1985 Certificate PA Study; Albany Medical College/HVCC 1988 Masters in PA Studies: University of Nebraska BLS/ACLS Certification Specialties: Family Medicine Urgent Care Administrator for HRSA Primary Care Training Grant; grant is to enhance ithe programs ability to train PAs to practice in Primary Care Settings Special interest and training in High Fidelity Simulation; utilizing SimMan 3G and SimBaby. Providing our students opportunities to integrate skills from various course work to care for "patients" in a safe, supportive environment. Philosophy: As the PA profession grows and the need for highly qualified Physician Assistants increases; I feel an obligation to help train the next generation of PAs. In my professional career I have had the privilege to work with some amazing mentors who have helped me to grow daily as a clinician. My hope is to share my experience with our students. William Holmes, PhD Research Coordinator Associate Professor of PA Studies and Psychology Coyne Science Center Annex 306 (315) 445-4160 | email@example.com Click for Biography Education PhD Social Psychology (University of Massachusetts at Amherst: 1976) BS Psychology (University of Massachusetts at Amherst: 1970) Teaching and Administrative Experience Associate Professor of PA Studies and Psychology, Le Moyne College: 2005-present Instructor, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, Le Moyne College: 1976-2009 Recipient, Instructor of the Year Award, Le Moyne College Physician Assistant Student Society: August 2007, August 2012 Co-Director, Consortium for Culture and Medicine (CCM, a medical humanities cooperative consisting of Le Moyne College, Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University): 1990-2004 Chair, Health Professions Advisory Committee, Le Moyne College: 1993-2004 Pre-health Professions Advisor, Le Moyne College: 1993-2004 Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, Upstate Medical University: alternating fall semesters, 1985-1999 Co-tutor, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Program in Medical Humanities, Upstate Medical University: 1990-1993 Teaching and Scholarly Interests Medical statistics pedagogy in physician assistant Students’ beliefs about the role of research in the training of physician assistants Social psychology of vocational preferences in healthcare Social decision making models of health behavior Quotations that Inform My Teaching “I believe that the academic business is not just a profession; it's not just a trade; it comes down to being a calling.” (Henry Gleitman) “The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” (Plato) “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) “Time given to thought is the greatest timesaver of all.” (Norman Cousins) “Every important idea in science sounds strange at first.” (Thomas Kuhn) “Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say.” (William W. Watt) Elizabeth Cappelletti, M.S. Ed, RPA-C Clinical Coordinator Coyne Science Center Annex 305 (315) 445-4701 | firstname.lastname@example.org Click for Biography Education: Master of General Education-Le Moyne College Certificate of Completion, Physician Assistant Studies, Le Moyne College Bachelor of Science, Lynchburg College Specialty: Family Medicine and Pediatrics Philosophy: To train the students to become self-directed and life long learners so that they may always be driven to seek out the answers to things they do not know. Ed Wolfe, RPA-C Assistant Clinical Coordinator & Physical Diagnosis Laboratory Coyne Science Center Annex 303B (315) 445-4135| email@example.com Click for Biography Education: Hahnemann University, PA Program with B.S. degree, 1990 Specialty: Emergency Medicine Philosophy: "No one who seeks to educate clinicians can do so without a broad clinical experience. Medicine is more than books. At Le Moyne Physician Assistant Program, we are blessed with experienced clinicians who bring a wealth of clinical accumen with them. I strive, in all of my dealings with students, to be one of those clinicians who can bring years of experience to any question or problem that any student may have, and find a way to make relevant to them. As we used to say when I was in the Army, 'Lead by example.'" Sheila Faulkner Administrative Assistant Coyne Science Center Annex 312 (315) 445-4745 | firstname.lastname@example.org Click for Biography Ms. Faulkner has been the program's Administrative Assistant since 2000. Rosalyn M. Carroll Staff Assistant Coyne Science Center Annex 312 (315) 445-5434 | email@example.com Click for biography Julianne Duffy, RPA-C, MS Adjunct Instructor - Professional Skills Coyne Science Center Annex 312 (315) 445-4745 | DuffyJM@lemoyne.edu Education: Philosophy: "Teach as though you are also learning the material...it keeps the subject interesting, and the educator motivated to do well!" Raelyn Killian, MS, RPA-C Adjunct Instructor - Problem Based Learning Coyne Science Center Annex 312 (315) 445-4745 | KilliaRM@lemoyne.edu Click for Biography Education: MS Physician Assistant Studies at Lemoyne College, Syracuse NY BS Cytotechnology Upstate Medical Center Adjunct Instructor PA Program Lemoyne College Adjunct Instructor School of Cytology Specialties: Currently working in primary care in an underserved population outside of Syracuse Three years as hospitalist and nocturnist at Community General Hospital Per Diem Emergency Room PA Sherradyn Mack, MS, RPA-C Adjunct Instructor - Physical Diagnosis Laboratory Coyne Science Center Annex 312 (315) 445-4745 | MackSL@lemoyne.edu Click for Biography Education: Master of Science, Le Moyne College 2008 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Le Moyne College 2007 Specialty: Emergency Medicine Marc Maller, MD Adjunct Instructor - Pharmacology & Board Review Coyne Science Center Annex 312 (315) 445-4745 | firstname.lastname@example.org Click for Biography Education: American Board of Family Practice, Certification, 1982 Post-graduate Residency, Family Medicine, The Jamaica Hospital, Jamaica, New York, 1982 Tulane Medical School, 1977 BS biology, Union College, 1973 Specialties: Alzheimer's Disease Depression Philosophy: "A successful teacher creates an interactive environment conducive to learning; the classroom is the theatre, the students are the players, and the teacher is the director." Linda Mandanas, M.D., F.A.A.F.P Adjunct Instructor - Clinical Medicine Coyne Science Center Annex 312 (315) 445-4745 | email@example.com Click for Biography Education: Family Practice Residency Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn MI 1984 - 1987 University of Buffalo School of Medicine, 1984 Bachelor of Science Biology Houghton College, 1980 Specialties: Family Practice and Geriatrics Philosophy: Every Physician Assistant student should be firmly grounded in the principles and practices of primary care, which form the basis for excellent patient care regardless of the areas of medicine a student pursues after graduation. Michael Mastroleo, RPA-C Adjunct Instructor - Problem Based Learning Facilitator & Physical Diagnosis Laboratory Coyne Science Center Annex 312 (315) 445-4745 | firstname.lastname@example.org Click for Biography Education: Bachelor of Arts Economics, Saint Lawrence University Bachelor of Science Physician Assistant Studies, Touro College Physician Assistant Program Specialty: Emergency Medicine Amy Roberson, MS, RPA-C Adjunct Instructor - Problem Based Learning Facilitator Coyne Science Center Annex 312 (315) 445-4745 | Monfial@lemoyne.edu Click for Biography Education: Elizabethtown College, BS Biology, 2005 Le Moyne College, MS, 2007 Specialty: Emergency Medicine, 2007 - 2009 OB-GYN, 2008 - present Ms. Roberson joined our faculty in 2012.