Barbara Piccirillo specializes in emergency medicine with concentration in point-of-care ultrasound. She has developed and performed ultrasound workshops on a local, state, and national level. She began her clinical and surgical experience in 1992 and has been an Associate Professor at the New York Institute of Technology since 2001. She also has held the position of Senior Clinical Coordinator for the Physician Assistant Department from 2001 to 2013. She maintains association with the American Academy of Physicians Assistants–Distinguished Fellow, AAPA DFAAPA, New York State Society of Physicians Assistants NYSSPA, Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants SEMPA, Academic College of Emergency Physicians ACEP, and World Interactive Network Focus on Interactive Ultrasound, WinFocus.
Piccirillo has been an adjunct professor at the Long Island University Physician Assistant Program and is presently a longstanding adjunct clinical professor at the New York Methodist Hospital, Trauma Center (1993). She has held administrative positions as the Vice President for the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants, as well as Co-Chair for the Academic Committee Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants.
She has authored and presented various introductory and advanced continuing medical education courses concentrating on the area of ultrasound for the medical arena since 2004. She has been the principal author and been awarded fellows grants both by the institutional Support of Research as well as the Center for Teaching and Learning With Technology.
Piccirillo received her master’s degree with concentration in Emergency Medicine from Alderson Broaddus College, West Virginia School of Medicine, and trained at Ruby Memorial Trauma Center, and bachelor’s degree at Long Island University, Brooklyn Physician Assistant Program. She recently received certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) at Nassau County Medical Center.
- Zappia C, Piccirillo B: Ataxia and Dizziness in a Patient on Hemodialysis, Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistant (JAAPA), Accepted 2014.
- Douris PC, Ingenito T. Piccirillo BA: Martial Arts Training Attenuates Arterial Stiffness in Middle Aged Practitioners, Asian Journal of Sports medicine, Accepted March 2013
- Guidelines: Use of Ultrasound to Guide Vascular Access; American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, April 2012
- Mucker, E, Suprenant M, Piccirillo B, MS, RPA-C, DFAAPA: Swelling of the eye and light sensitivity in a patient struck in the face by a wakeboard, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistant (JAAPA), published February 25, 2011.
- Piccirillo B: Rapid Evaluation for Ectopic Pregnancy with Emergency Bedside Ultrasonography – A Comprehensive Review. Featured article for CME credit, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistant (JAAPA), published January 2007.
Courses Taught at New York Tech
- PA Profession (developed and taught)
- Outpatient Medicine (developed and taught) Grant awarded 2002 (Infusion
- of Computer-based Patient Simulation Software with Interactive Reasoning into Current Curriculum)
- Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Grant awarded 2004 Web-Enhanced
- Anatomy for the School of Health Professions, Behavioral, and Life Sciences-Blackboard
- Gross Anatomy and Embryology (Occupational and Physical Therapy course)
- Critical Thought Processes in Medicine
- Basic Clinical Skills I
- Advanced Clinical Skills II
- Advanced Clinical Skills III
- Behavioral Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Clinical Lab Medicine (course sections)
- Clinical Medicine I Dermatology and Infectious Disease
- College Success Seminar