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Gina Pontrelli

Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Director

College of Health Professions

Physician Assistant Studies NY

  • @New York City


Through her varied experience as a physician assistant, Gina has treated a wide array of patients, from infants to senior citizens, with cases ranging from acute injuries and medical conditions to routine, non-acute cases. She has worked in diverse communities, using her abilities to converse in Italian, Spanish, and French to enhance interactions with patients. In addition to her clinical experience, she has experienced PA education as a clinical coordinator, academic coordinator, professor, and interim program director.


DHSc , A.T. Still University , Arizona , 2019
Leadership & Organizational Behavior

MS , A.T. Still University , Kirksville, Missouri , 2009
Advanced Physician Assistant Studies

BS , St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions , Queens, New York , 2001
Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant Certificate , Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn & Queens , St. Anthony's Health Professions Institute , 2001
Physician Assistant Program

Awards and Honors

    August 18, 2018 - Pi Alpha National Honor Society
  • 2007 PAEA Conference, 2007 - HRSA GRANT AWARD D57HP05125
  • Physician Assistant Program, 2001 - Class of 2001 Clinical Excellence Award
  • St. John's University College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions, 2001 - Dean's List 2000-2001


  • - PA National Recertification Exam
  • - PA National Certification Exam
  • - PA Surgical Certification Exam
  • American Heart Association, - ACLS
  • American Heart Association, - BLS


Pontrelli, G. L. An Introduction to Gastrointestinal Tract CMV Disease. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Vol 10 , pages 48-52.

Pontrelli, G. L. (2016). Smiles for life: A National Oral Health Curriculum.

Pontrelli, G. L. Clickers in the classroom: Comparison of course performance using Student Response Systems (SRS).

Pontrelli, G. L. Chronic Disease Course Experiences at Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program.


Pontrelli, G. L. (2019, May 30). Stop the Bleed.

Pontrelli, G. L. (2018, October). NYSSPA 2018 CME Conference. "Achy Breaky Heart" Congestive Heart Failure.


Simulation in physician assistant education


  • Physician Assistant Education Assosciation , January 2005
    PAEA is the only national organization representing physician assistant educational programs in the United States. Currently, all of the accredited programs in the country are members of the Association. PAEA provides services for faculty at its member programs, as well as to applicants, students, and other stakeholders. The Association was founded in 1972 as the Association of Physician Assistant Programs. Member programs voted to adopt the current name in 2005.
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants , August 2001
    The American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents a profession of more than 100,000 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. AAPA works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of physician assistants. AAPA works to enhance their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.
  • New York State Society of Physician Assistants , August 2001
    The Mission of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants is to improve the quality of health care and promote the Physician Assistant Profession in the State of New York.


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