Dr. Bruzzo has recently retired from the practice of emergency medicine after a 23 year career in the specialty, the last 5 years being spent at a Level III trauma center.
After graduating from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988, he began post-graduate training in family medicine in a SUNY-affiliated residency on Long Island, graduating in 1991.
He came to the local area on a NHSC scholarship.
His proudest achievement as an emergency medicine physician was receiving the degree of Fellow by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Never wanting to be bored, he continues practicing as EMS medical director for two municipal fire/EMS departments and as a tactical physician on the sheriff’s office SWAT team.
Dr. Bruzzo’s goal in the PA program is to teach clinically relevant medical physiology, ensuring that his students have the foundation to understand the pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics they will encounter during their careers.
His interest for physiology began in his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and during his work as a Biomedical Engineering Technician at a renown cardiac-specialty hospital on Long Island.
It continued throughout his career in emergency medicine where clinically relevant physiology and pharmacology are literally at one’s fingertips when dealing with a critically ill or injured patient.