Jonathan Sobel, Class of 1991, Physician Assistant
Jonathan Sobel graduated from the Stony Brook PA Program in 1991, earned an MBA from Hofstra University School of Business, and received his Doctor of Medical Science Degree from the University of Lynchburg in August, 2018. Jonathan is Senior Administrative Director for PA Services at Northwell Health and is responsible for PA operations at the system’s Manhattan campuses. He works to ensure recognition of the value PAs bring to healthcare by integrating them into every service line at Northwell and ensuring their participation on critical medical staff committees and quality improvement initiatives. Since joining the organization’s cardiovascular and thoracic surgery team, Sobel has held a series of progressively higher senior positions within the system. Jonathan has also served in various professional leadership positions. Prior to becoming President-Elect of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) in 2017, he served two years as AAPA’s Secretary-Treasurer and on multiple committees and advisory commissions. He is a past President of the Association of PAs in Cardiovascular Surgery and an active member of the New York State Society of PAs and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Additionally, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital and enjoys mentoring PA students.