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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Physician Assistant Program

PA Faculty & Staff


Edison Ruiz, MPH, PA-C

Assistant Professor/ Clinical Coordinator


MPH – Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
BS – SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Physician Assistant
BS – Brooklyn College, Biology

Clinical Practice:

Has more than 13 years of clinical practice experience in the Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine Departments. He continues to practice in these areas.


Didactic instruction in the Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Pathophysiology, Physical Diagnosis, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Adult Primary Care Medicine, Clinical Decision-Making and Clinical Skills. Clinical Coordination, Participation in Student Admissions, Student Advisement and Program Evaluation. Assisting with student admissions, student mentorship and advisement, and participating in college and campus-wide committees.  He contributes to the program's continuous self-assessment and accreditation process.