Rocchina Pugliese

Clinical Assistant Professor


Rocchina Pugliese joined the Physician Assistant program in October 2016 as a Clinical Assistant Professor.She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Manhattan College in 2005 and completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at New York Institute of Technology in 2008. She also holds a Master of Health Science degree with a Concentration in Public Health.Prior to joining Marist, she practiced clinically in family medicine and internal medicine. She is passionate about educating future PA students and loves to contribute back to her profession.In her free time, she enjoys cooking and walking with her husband and Alaskan malamute.


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