Title: Assistant Director of Quality Improvement & Lead Physician Assistant
Company: White Plains Hospital Center
Location: White Plains, New York, United States
Jeff Chianfagna, Assistant Director of Quality Improvement at White Plains Hospital Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in providing health care.
After initially obtaining an Associate of Science in medical laboratory sciences from Westchester Community College, Mr. Chianfagna followed with a Bachelor of Science as a physician assistant, summa cum laude, from Pace University in 2003, in what he considers his most notable career accomplishment. He continued his education with a Master of Science in physiology from New York Medical College in 2008.
As a physician assistant, Mr. Chianfagna has provided superior service as a health care provider who diagnoses illnesses, develops and manages treatment plans, prescribes medications, and serves as a principal healthcare provider. He has excelled as a physician assistant with the emergency department of St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers; the critical care department with Winthrop University Hospital, now known as NYU Langone Hospital — Long Island in Mineola; and Partners in Critical Care, Northwell Health, Currently, he is prospering as assistant director of quality improvement and lead physician assistant with the emergency department at White Plains Hospital Center. Mr. Chianfagna has also made an impact as a clinical assistant professor with Pace University from 2004 to 2021.
What led Mr. Chianfagna to pursue a career path as a physician assistant was his interest in facing challenges, thinking quickly and having to respond to the unexpected. To him, being a physician assistant is an important role in the medical field, because he is able to save people’s lives. Furthermore, over the years, he realized that critical care is a much more rewarding field in medicine than emergency medicine. To him, they are being recognized more and well-respected in the critical care field and are treated as equals to the physicians.
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