Paul was an NYS certified high school teacher in biology, chemistry, and special education for 5 years prior to pivoting toward the PA profession. A graduate of Yale's prestigious PA Program in 2016 he spent the first few years of his career in private practice specializing in orthopedic sports surgery. He then moved on to hospital based practice seeking to expand his skillset. He is now a senior PA at NYP-Westchester who has helped to build and lead a recently expanded team of 20 orthopedic surgery and neurospine PAs supporting the surgeons of Columbia Orthopedics and the newly formed Och Spine Program.
Paul is a former high school and college educator turned Physician Assistant. Now entering his 7th year of practice in orthopedic surgery and neurospine surgery, he has had experience working in both private and hospital based practice. As a PA who has navigated the rapidly expanding new grad / early career PA job market recently, he has a fresh take on the challenges and pitfalls PAs early in their career inevitably face. As an educator he knows firsthand that superior knowledge of a subject does not necessarily imply the ability to impart that knowledge upon others, and uses his unique skillset to effectively and meaningfully connect with patients, students, colleagues, and clients alike.