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Austin Epstein, MS, PA-C

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Clinical Coordinator

Austin Epstein, MS, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Raised in Staten Island, New York, Austin is an alum of Tottenville High School. He studied to become a PA at Wagner College and completed his master’s degree from Touro College, where he studied Simulation Based Learning. At Wagner, he was a 4-year member of the Dean’s List, a Spiro Scholar, and a winner of the Spiro Endowment Award. After graduation, he was the first Wagner PA Program alumni to work at the Staten Island Hospital Emergency Department.

Following several busy years in the ER, where he functioned as a clinician and clinical preceptor, Austin took on a new challenge with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he worked as a Medicolegal Investigator for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for 15+ years.

In addition to his role at the Mount, he works clinically at Richmond Primary Care in Prince’s Bay. Austin promotes critical thinking and a problem-based learning teaching style. He is a certified American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor.