Alison M. Garcia, DMSc, MSc, PA-C, a Physician Assistant with NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn.

Get to know Physician Assistant Dr. Alison M. Garcia, who serves patients in Brooklyn, New York.

An exceptional physician assistant, Dr. Garcia is on staff in the Department of Surgical Critical Care at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn.

The doctors, nurses, and clinical teams at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn provide the highest-quality and safest medical and surgical care. As part of NYU Langone, it is ranked No. 1 in New York in the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals.” It also has the best safety rating of any hospital in Brooklyn.

In regards to her educational background, Dr. Garcia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Hartwick College in 2007, obtained her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Pace University in 2010. Since then, she has primarily worked in neurosurgery, neuro trauma, and stroke/stroke intervention, starting at Harlem Hospital Center and moving to NYP-Brooklyn Hospital, where she continued to work for 11 years.

During COVID times, she continued to work and acquired her Doctor of Medical Science degree from the University of Lynchburg in 2021, along with four graduate certificates in Health Administration, Executive Leadership, Global Health/Disaster Medicine, and Advanced PA Education. She is also considering acquiring a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction in the near future.

Passionate about her profession, Dr. Garcia attained certification as a physician assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1974, the NCCPA provides certification programs that reflect standards for clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning and other medical skills and professional behaviors required upon entry into practice and throughout the careers of PAs.

Among her other roles, she continues to hold a board position as the Opportunities Chair for the PAs for Global Health (PAGH), which is a volunteer organization promoting Global Health/Public Health and the unification of Advanced Practice Professionals around the world.

A Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) is a health care practitioner who practices medicine in collaboration with physicians. They examine patients, prescribe medicine, and order diagnostic tests. In most cases, they work under the supervision of physicians or surgeons, but they can work more independently in some states, rural areas, and inner-city areas, consulting with physicians only when they need help with cases.

On a more personal note, Dr. Garcia loves to travel. When overseas, she often takes time out of her personal vacation to use her medical training to help out at a local clinic or shelter. She has also helped prepare food in a soup kitchen in India and repair support beams in a school in Thailand.

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