Stacey Singer Leshinsky MS Ed, PA-C

Associate Professor Industry ProfressionalPhysician Assistant Program

Prof. Leshinsky graduated in 2002 from the St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center Physician Assistant program, which is now the St. John’s University Physician Assistant program. In 2009, she earned a Master of Science degree in Postsecondary Education. 

She has been clinically practicing as a Physician Assistant since 2002 in the areas of emergency medicine, pediatric urgent care, and most recently, inpatient cardiology and medicine in the Northwell Health system. 

Prof. Leshinsky has been involved in Physician Assistant education for more than 20 years, and is a former New York City paramedic. She continues to be an active member of the New York City Medical Reserve Corp as both a Paramedic and Physician Assistant. 

Prof. Leshinsky is passionate about emergency medicine and cardiology. Her research interests are in simulation learning. She is a current American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, and Instructor for New York State Department of Health Infection Control

Prof. Leshinsky enjoys her role as a Physician Assistant Clinical Preceptor, and teaching through simulation. She also enjoys engaging in community service and educating others on the roles and responsibilities of the Physician Assistant profession. Her current academic role is Academic Coordinator and tenured faculty for the Didactic Year 2 phase of the Physician Assistant Education program. She assists in the third year with clinical students. 

Courses Taught

PAE 201 Clinical Medicine 1
PAE 202 Clinical Medicine 2
PAE 203 Clinical Medicine 3
PAE 204 Clinical Medicine 4
PAE 208 Emergency Medicine 

Certifications, Honors, Awards, and Other Recognition


October 2022: New York State Society of Physician Assistants’ (NYSSPA) Annual Conference, “The Approach to Life threatening Cardiac Arrhythmias: When Seconds Count”; speaker.  

December 2020: Roslyn School District: “COVID: An inside view”; speaker.  

September 2020: St. John’s University Public Health Power Hour on the COVID Pandemic; speaker.     

October 2018: NYSSPA Annual Conference, “Using Simulation Competitions to Enhance Application of Advanced Clinical Knowledge and Skills”; Poster presentation.  

October 2018: Center for Teaching and Learning, St. John’s University, Queens, NY, “Active Learning in Medical Education”; speaker.  

October 2017: International Conference on Communication in Healthcare/Home Visiting Applied Research Collaboration Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, “Simulated versus non-simulated IPE activities involving pharmacy and physician assistant students” speaker/presenter.   

October 2017: NYSSPA Annual Conference, “Interactive learning in the physician assistant education curriculum”; Presentation. 

October 2011: Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. “Simulation-Based Learning in the PA Classroom”; Presentation.

September 2011: NYSSPA Annual Conference, “Attention Deficit: Early recognition and Intervention as the key to success”; Presentation. 


 Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA), Haymarket media publishing: “Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A review for the Physician Assistant”, February 2016; 29(2):20-5.  

Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA), Haymarket media publishing: “Pathogenesis, diagnostic testing, and management of mononucleosis”, May 2012; 25(5): 58-62.  

Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA), Haymarket media publishing: “Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: Helping families to ensure their child’s victory”. March 2011; 24(3): 52-57.