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Physician Assistant Program

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Felix Nwamaghinna, MSB, RPA-C

e-mail: felix.nwamaghinna@downstate.edu

Chairman and Assistant Professor

Education:

MS Bioethics, Union Graduate College / Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

BS Physician Assistant Studies, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center

BA Religion and Biology - Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan

Clinical Practice:

Currently practices as a Neurosurgery Physician Assistant. Has over 18 years of clinical PA experience in Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Primary Care and Neurosurgery. Presently serves as the Chief PA in the Neurosurgery Department at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. Research and community services interests include Community Health and Brain Injury Prevention. Other interests include the History of Medicine, Bioethical Issues in the Practice of Medicine and Professional issues in PA Practice.  


Responsibilities:

The Program Chairperson is responsible for the leadership and academic administration of the educational program including budget management, faculty development, curriculum planning and evaluation, student admissions, and outcome assessment. Additional responsibilities includes oversight of the clinical curriculum, coordination of student learning activities including clinical supervision of students, principal classroom instruction in Clinical Decision Making, Independent Studies and team instruction in Physical Diagnosis, Adult Primary Care Medicine, and Clinical Procedures/Skills, Issues of Professional Practice and clinical coordination of students during the senior year. The Program chairperson is also responsible for managing student admissions, student mentorship and student advisement and participating on college and campus-wide committees.