Name: Joe Ciavarro, PA-C, MBA
Title: Physician Assistant
Location: New York, NY
School/Program: Northeastern University
Currently Wearing: The Apex Scrub Top
Why did you choose your profession?:
I started out as a respiratory therapist, but I wanted to do more and be more involved in the spectrum of patient care.
Current Passion Project:
I am on the Board of the New York State Society of PAs (NYSSPA) and work to promote the PA profession in NY
Who was/is your inspiration?
I have many people I look up to, for various reasons, but professionally I look up to the current NYSSPA President, Maureen Regan. From her I have learned so much about organizational management and leadership as well as a respect and true understanding of what PAs can do.
Fun Fact 1:
I am a third-degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.
Fun Fact 2:
I wasn't alone in the womb! I have a twin sister who is a dental assistant.
Do you have any advice for others interested in entering your field?
Come into it with some professional goals, but be sure to constantly reassess and analyze. As we grow, priorities and skills change, so our goals and ambitions need to grow with us!