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Elayne DeSimone, PhD
Elayne DeSimone, PhD

    Dr. Elayne DeSimone is a graduate of one of the first nurse practitioner programs at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1981. She was a past president of the Nurse Practitioner Association (NPA) of New York State, and a co-founder of the NPA of Long Island. Her 36-year career has taken her through experiences in critical care, clinical research, geriatrics, and women's health to primary care.

    Dr. DeSimone works as an adult nurse practitioner in a free primary care clinic for the uninsured in Westchester, Pennsylvania. She is a clinical professor and director of the Post Masters Program at Stony Brook University School of Nursing in Long Island, New York. Board certified in adult health, Dr. DeSimone is a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and serves on several boards, including the Center for Nursing Advocacy, the Primary Care Education Consortium and Clinician1. She has received numerous awards for both education and practice which include the State of NY Chancellor's and President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Nurse Practitioner of the Year for Long Island and New York State, Distinguished Alumni Award from Stony Brook University and the state award for excellence as a nurse practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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