Michelle Giwerc, PA-C
Michelle grew up in the Capital Region. She graduated from Guilderland High School and pursued her passion for studying medicine at the University of Rochester, where she received her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. While attending the University of Rochester, Michelle interned at the Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Clinic at Albany Medical Center, was a Research Assistant at Rochester Brain Imaging Center (RCBI), and an on-campus New York State Certified EMT. Michelle graduated from the University of Rochester in 2012, and was a recipient of The Simeon Cheatham Student Life Award, established in the 1970s by the Office of the Dean of Students to recognize outstanding students, awarded to a student with outstanding qualities in devotion to community service and to growth and development of children for her work as President of Partners in Reading, a student-run volunteer organization dedicated to tutoring inner-city children in Rochester.
After graduating from the University of Rochester, Michelle was a Full-Time Research Assistant at the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a co-author on several publications related to Diffusion Tensor Imaging in the domains of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Schizophrenia.
Michelle continued her medical education at the Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program, where she was president of her class and the PA program student body and served on the Medical School Council. Her thesis, entitled “Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Tumor Characteristics and Outcomes in Women Recalled From Screening,” was one of three honors theses presented to the faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine PA Program. The data from her thesis has been presented at the Radiological Society of North American Conferences in 2017 and 2018. She graduated with honors from Yale in 2017 with a Master of Medical Science degree.
Michelle returned home to begin her professional career as a Hospitalist at Samaritan Hospital. In February of 2019, she joined Capital Cardiology Associates as a Physician Assistant, and currently treats patients in our Enhanced Cardiac Access Suite on the 4th floor of our Corporate Woods location, and will soon be rounding at Samaritan Hospital and Albany Medical Center.
Board Certification: National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants
Hospital Affiliations: Albany Medical Center, Albany Memorial Hospital, St. Peter’s Hospital, Samaritan Hospital
Education: University of Rochester, Yale University School of Medicine