Laurie Focacci, MS, PA-C

Associate Professor

M.P.S in Physician Assistant Studies, Mercy College, 2001
B.S. Oneonta State University, Oneonta, NY


National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants
Advanced Cardiac Life Support


Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery (including Robotic, Bariatric, GYN, and Vascular), Surgical ICU, Surgical Oncology

Academic and Research Interests:
Endovascular and minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures, surgical oncology, stem cell research, alternative approaches to teaching and learning, clinical research.

Biographical Summary:
Laurie is a New York native who moved down to the greater Philadelphia area 7 years ago.  She has been a Physician Assistant for 12 years, initially working in General Surgery but four years ago advanced into Cardiothoracic Surgery.  For several years she has guest lectured at several PA programs, has been adjunct faculty at her alma mater Mercy College, and precepted many PA and medical students during their surgical rotations at her hospital.  Recently she decided to join Philadelphia University as a full time faculty member.
When not working, Laurie enjoys coaching rugby, hiking, going to the beach, cooking and baking, reading historical fiction novels, watching sporting events on TV, and rooting for her home teams in NY.  She currently lives in the Ridley area with her husband and three adorable children.

Contact Information:
215 951 0825


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