Since 1989, the physician assistants (PAs) at HSS have been involved in all aspects of perioperative inpatient and outpatient management, acting on behalf and under the supervision of their attending physician within their scope of practice and licensure.
The Physician Assistant Department is a leader in provider clinical operations working closely with our medical staff to ensure outstanding patient care and a supportive environment for our academic mission. PAs exemplify the concept of collaborative, interdisciplinary care acting, under the guidance of their supervising physicians and in conjunction with all disciplines that support the medical team.
PAs are board certified and licensed to provide medical and surgical care as an integral part of the orthopedic surgical team, which is composed of surgeons, fellows and residents. PA responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as the first assistant to the surgeon in the operating room, performing patient examinations, making daily rounds, diagnosing conditions, interpreting labs and studies, and ordering or prescribing medical interventions. PAs can be found in a variety of settings and specialties or subspecialties including: