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Physician Assistant Medical

Ithaca, NY
February 26, 2020

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Sharmez G. Savoy PA-C



Board Certified physician assistant, fellowship trained in neurosurgery with extensive experience in spine and pain management. Currently licensed in California and New York, willing to relocate for idea opportunity.

Work History:

University of Rochester/Cayuga Medical Center Ithaca NY 4/1/2019 – 11/21/2019

Working with general neurosurgery team specializing highly complex spinal deformity cases also evaluating patient cerebral vascular disorder including neoplasms, first assisting in microscope MIS spine case with intraoperative tracking. Other duties include inpatient rounding, evaluate consults, clinic consultations, ordering related testing, imaging and interpreting results, refer patients for surgical intervention if indicated or nonsurgical treatment.

Columbia Memorial Spine Institute Hudson NY. 8/23/2016 – 3/9/2019

Working in conjunction with a PM&R physician and an Orthopedic spine surgeon, evaluating patients with acute and chronic spine related pain, ordering appropriate imaging, testing, therapeutic and diagnostic injections, interpreting results. Referring possible surgical candidates to spine surgeon and first assisting in cases. Evaluating in house and ER consults.

US Healthworks Moreno Valley Ca. 4/14/2016 – 8/12/2016

Locums assignment through Barton Associates, working in occupational medicine, examining patient’s with work related injuries, implementing treatment plans in order to facilitate return to work. Also perform federal DOT physicals for commercial drivers and pre-employment physicals.

VIP Urgent Care Palm Dessert / Palm Springs Ca. 4/5/2016 – 4/12/2016

Locums assignment through Integrity Locums, working in a busy urgent care in Palm Springs seeing an average of 50 patients per day with various medical issues.

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Neurosurgery Fellowship Colton, Ca. 1/12/2015 – 4/4/2016.

This is a fellowship for Physician Assistant in association with a neurosurgery D.O. residency, based in Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a certified stroke center and level II Trauma center. The fellowship consists managing neuro intensive care patient with ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke, acute head injury, and cerebral neoplastic disorders. Evaluate spine patients with chronic degenerative pathology and acute trauma. Assist in cerebral angiograms both diagnostic and interventional.

Borrego Medical Center / Centro Medico Cathedral City 10/1/2014 – 1/9/2015

Primary care provider in outpatient family medicine and urgent care setting. Obtain patient history, complete related physical exam. Provide treatment for patients with chronic and acute medical conditions. Order appropriate test, determining results, coordinate follow up care with specialist if needed. Implementing or adjusting treatment plans as needed. Provide risk satisfaction and testing for surgical clearance. Evaluate patients for disability benefits.

First Choice Clinic 4/2012 – 4/2016

A community clinic offering services in primary care, urgent care, pain management, anxiety, and weight loss

Typical patient population ranges from pediatrics, adults and seniors.

Obtain thorough patient histories, performing physical exams relative to the chief complaint.

Ordered appropriate diagnostic testing, interpreting results and referring to specialty services as needed.

Implementing treatment plans and recommended routine screening.

Routine screening of chronic pain and anxiety patients using scheduled controlled medication, tracking potential abuse with Cures program.

Performing minor surgical procedures

Educate and monitor weight loss patients utilizing phentermine, lipotropic and fat burner injections.

Conduct DOT Physicals for commercial drivers

Beaver Medical Group 9/2007 – 12/2007 Certified Phlebotomist Technician

Temporary position: duties included collecting and processing specimens.

Gaining experience and exposure in health care required for admittance into Physician Assistant program.

Riverside Community Hospital 4/2006 – 9/2007 Orderly

Assisting medical and nursing staff in the OR, Pre OP, PACU and L&D.

Transporting patients, prepping rooms for surgery, setting up equipment for cases and assisting in positioning patients for procedures. Attempting to get experience in a heath care as required by the Physician Assistant program.

Oak Grove Institute 3/2002 – 12/2006 Child Care Worker

Supervising adolescents with dual diagnosis mental disorders and chemical issues, monitoring activities, teaching appropriate social skill


2008 - 2010 Riverside County Regional Medical Center/ Riverside Community College District Physician Assistant Program.

An intensive two-year program under the directorship of Dr. Delores Middleton, emphasizing in primary care medicine. The didactic portion was completed at Moreno Valley College, Clinical rotations completed a Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Rotations includes mental health, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, OBGYN, peds, orthopedics, and surgery. Awarded a certificate and Associates degree in Physician Assistant studies.

2005 - 2007 University of Redlands School of Business Attended the Bachelor of Science Business and management program, left the program with four classes to complete.

2001 – 2005, 1994 – 1997 Riverside Community College

Completing general education units and prerequisites for the Physician Assistant program, which lead to successful matriculation and completion of the Physician Assistant program.

1992 – 1994 University of California Irvine

Accepted in the undergraduate Biological Science program.

Licenses and Certifications:

California State Physician Assistant License issued 1/12/12, expires 10/31/19

New York State Physician Assistant License: issued 8/27/2013, expires 9/2021

DEA License: issued 4/11/12, expires 2/ 28/2021

DOT certification awarded 6/12/14

Control Substance Abuse Class 4/12

NCCPA Board Certification issued: 10/27/2011 Expires 12/31/2021

ACLS Expires 3/2021

BLS Expires 2/2021


EMR: Citrix, Office Ally

Microsoft windows, spreadsheet, Word

References available on request

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