Yennie Armand was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, during the country’s civil war, later migrating with her parents to New York. Having inherited her passion for healing from her mother, a registered operating room nurse who practiced in both the U.S. and El Salvador, Armand received her bachelor’s degree and Physician Assistant Certification from Touro College in 2006.
For over 12 years, Armand has served as a Physician Assistant at NYU Winthrop Hospital, practicing in surgical specialties including vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and critical care. At NYU Winthrop, she is currently an active educator of prospective health professionals, including physician assistants, nurses, and medical students in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and critical care.
Armand has served lesser developed communities on medical missions throughout Central America with Pediatricians for Central America's Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing medical education and improving public health. She has focused on delivering women’s health screenings and providing preventative and sexual health education for community adults and adolescents. In addition, Armand also took part in teaching and training local physicians and community healthcare providers in trauma care and management of medical emergencies. Along with her husband and children, Armand also works with nonprofit organizations to fund primary education for disadvantaged communities in Haiti.
Armand joined the faculty of Stony Brook University in 2015, after graduating from their Physician Assistant Post-Professional Masters Program. While at Stony Brook, she taught the clinical medical courses of gastroenterology and hepatology, surgery, and diagnostic imaging. In 2018, Armand joined the Physician Assistant Program at New York Tech as a faculty member and clinical coordinator.