Joseph Tommasino, ROA-C, MHS, Ph.D.
Amy Simone, PA-C
Shahzad Zeb, RPA-C, MPAS
Immediate Past President
Michael Clark, PA-C
Kevin Niles, PA-C
Joseph Faiella-Tommasino, RPA-C, MHS, Ph.D.
Dr. Tommasino is a past president of APAC who is once again back in the leadership world. He currently practices preventative cardiology and is involved in several research projects. He is the Assistant Dean/Chairman of Touro College School of Health Science Physician Assistant Program, Northeast Division.
He has been practicing for over 30 years and has been involved with the AAPA House of Delegates for many years. Past President of NYS Society of Physician Assistants. He has numerous publications and has received multiple awards during his tenure as a PA professional. He is a Colonel in the Army Reserves assigned to the 42 20th Army Hospital located in Shoreham, NY.
Morton A. Diamond, MD
Founding Member of APAC
Raised in rural upstate New York, Dr. Diamond received his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his Doctor of Medicine at State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. Postgraduate residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology were at Indiana University Medical Center.
In 1994, after years of clinical cardiology practice in Hollywood, FL, Dr. Diamond became the full-time medical director of the Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program, Fort Lauderdale. In addition to his teaching and administrative roles in the program, he vigorously promoted the role of physician assistants in treatment of patients who have cardiovascular disease.
His published research is in the areas of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, echocardiography, and valvular disease. He and his wife, Louise, have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Dr. Diamond served as a battalion medical officer in Vietnam and is 100 per cent-service connected disabled as a result of that service.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (Emeritus), American College of Physicians, Council on Clinical Cardiology and the Council on Stroke (Councils of the American Heart Association).
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