Frank A. Acevedo has been a physician assistant for 32 years, and is a 1983 graduate of the Long Island University/Brooklyn Hospital Physician Assistant Program with a PA Certificate and Bachelors in Community Health.
He has worked at Lutheran Medical Center (now NYU Langone Lutheran medical Center) in Brooklyn, New York as Director of Surgical PA Services, and spent two years in a private orthopaedic practice as the lead PA. Currently, his clinical activities are based at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York where he is the senior PA in surgical critical care.
Acevedo was recruited to New York Tech in 1998 as one of the founding faculty members and while here has held committee and board positions on the New York State Society of Physician Assistants, the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), New York Institute of Technology, and Winthrop University Hospital. His current PAEA committee appointment has him serving on the end of rotation examination development committee for emergency medicine and surgery. Of note his major academic contributions are the surgical chapter in the AAPA/PAEA PANCE PANRE Review book edited by Zarbock and O’Connell as well as the general surgery and vascular chapter in the Appleton & Lange Q&A for the Physician Assistant Examination edited by Anthony Miller. He has published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as Critical Care Medicine (the Journal for the Society of Critical Care Medicine) and has lectured locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Current lecture topics of interest include Sepsis in Critical Care, Procalcitonin as a Marker of Sepsis, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Point of Care Critical Care Ultrasonography, and Prevention Strategies for Ventilator Associated Pneumonia.
Acevedo describes his teaching style as edutainment, and loves to mix in personal clinical experiences to keep his students engaged.
- Does Having a First-Degree Relative With Colorectal Cancer Encourage Lifestyle Changes and Preventative Screening?
- Does Adequate Sleep Correlate With Academic Performance in Physician Assistant Students?
- Compliance with Head of Bed Elevation as a Preventive Strategy in Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
- October 2015: Sepsis/Septic Shock Update 2015: Management Strategies & Controversies in the Management of Sepsis & Septic Shock. New York State Society of Physician Assistants Fall Conference, Tarrytown, New York.
- September 2014: Sepsis Update 2014: Guidelines. Controversies, and Future Trends. New York State Society of Physician Assistants Fall Conference, Tarrytown, New York.
- 2014: Surgical Review Chapter in A Comprehensive Review for the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants: Published in Collaboration with AAPA and PAEA. 5th Edition. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2014.
- October 2013: Fluid & Electrolytes in the Critical Care Patient. New York State Society of Physician Assistants Fall Conference, Tarrytown, New York.
- 2013: Stein A., Clark J., Acevedo F. Survey of Medical Application Use by New York State Physician Assistants (Poster Presentation). AAPA Conference, Washington, D.C.
Honors and Awards
- 2009: Standard of Excellence Award; School of Health Professions; New York Tech
- 2006: Educator of the Year; Department of PA Studies; New York Tech
- 2004: Educator of the Year; Department of PA Studies; New York Tech
- 2002: Educator of the Year; Department of PA Studies; New York Tech
- 2001: Educator of the Year; Department of PA Studies; New York Tech
Courses Taught at New York Tech
- PHAS 600: Clinical Anatomy & Physiology
- PHAS 611: Clinical Medicine II: Cardiology, Nephrology
- PHAS 613: Clinical Medicine III: Hematology
- PHAS 615: Surgery: General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Cardiothoracic, and Critical Care
- PHAS 622: Clinical Skills I (Physical Diagnosis I)
- PHAS 623: Clinical Skills II (Physical Diagnosis II)
- PHAS 627: Clinical Skills III (Procedures in Clinical Medicine & Surgery)
- PHAS 660: PA Professional Issues
- PHAS 675: Informatics in Medicine
- PHAS 680: Clinical Decision Making
- PHAS 690: Health Promotion & Disease Prevention