18th Annual AASPA CME Meeting and Surgical Update Highlights

October 29, 2018

The 18th Annual AASPA CME Meeting and Surgical Update marked itself as one of our most successful conferences! This year's meeting was held on October 11th-14th at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida. Even despite potential hurricane threats, it was very well-attended with many attendees bringing friends and family to enjoy the benefits of the local Disney attractions. Read More

Thoracic Surgery Highlight: Understanding the Terminology with Preoperative Pulmonary Function Tests in Lung Resection Candidates

October 28, 2018

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with an estimated 234,030 new cases of lung cancer expected to be diagnosed in the US in 2018. Read More

An Overview of Heart Failure & Valvular Heart Disease

October 27, 2018

Heart Failure is a common disease process that currently affects approximately 5.1 million people in the United States alone. This is a condition that can affect both children and adults, however the symptoms will differ among the age groups. There is no cure for heart failure, however with medical treatment and lifestyle changes, this condition can be managed to allow individuals to continue living a normal life. Treatment goals are aimed at reducing a morbidity and mortality. Read More

The Surgical Hospitalist PA

October 26, 2018

Surgical hospitalist physician assistants (PAs) work throughout the United States to manage both adult and pediatric patients and are becoming vital to the more nuanced and patient-specific care that modern medical practice is providing. Read More


April 05, 2018

I have been the Senior Surgical PA for Pediatric Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center Children's Hospital since July of 1994. I spend my day trying my best to assure any child entrusted to me is safe, pain free and brought safely back to his/her life with family, friends, pets, classmates, toys and dreams. Read More

Hospital Worker Safety

March 22, 2018

Hospital workers across the country were shaken recently upon hearing the news of a violent attack that took place in the New York City-based Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. Read More

Using Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality to Change our Practice

March 21, 2018

Whether you like it or not, technology is changing the way we practice medicine and surgery. Read More

Using Clinical Decision Support Tools to Improve Patient Care

March 21, 2018

It is 2018 and, as you might have imagined, technology and medicine are integrated in ways unimaginable even a decade ago. Read More

Carotid Endarterectomy: A Concise Review for the Surgical PA

March 21, 2018

Every year, more than 795,000 Americans experience a stroke, 87% of which are ischemic strokes caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain. Read More

The Ins and the Outs of Vascular Access for Hemodialysis: Venous Catheters

March 21, 2018

Hemodialysis catheters. Have you seen one of these lately? Whether you work in the inpatient or outpatient setting, chances are that you encounter these venous access devices in your patients. Read More