OSWEGO – The Oswego Health Cardiology Department welcomes Physician Assistant Michael Carey, an Oswego native to its staff.
Carey recently earned his Physician Assistant degree from Le Moyne College.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo, graduating, Summa Cum Laude.
While attending Oswego High School, Carey was a volunteer at Oswego Hospital, which piqued his interest in pursuing a career in healthcare.
As a result of his volunteer experience, he enrolled in CiTi’s New Vision Allied Health program, which offers rotations in Oswego Hospital departments, allowing the high school seniors to gain first-hand experiences as they shadow a range of providers.
As a college student, Carey worked as an emergency department technician at Oswego Hospital.
When pursuing his Physician Assistant degree, Carey completed one of his clinical rotations with Oswego Health Cardiologist Thomas Grady Jr., MD.
“I really enjoyed my rotation with Dr. Grady, which inspired me to seek a cardiology position,” he said. “The heart and cardiovascular system in general is very interesting and he was a great mentor.”
Carey joins Dr. Grady, Oluwadamilola Ojutalayo, MD, and David Downey, PA., who all provide cardiology care in suite 280 of the Oswego Health Services Center.
He was a member of Le Moyne College’s American Academy of PAs National Medical Knowledge Challenge Bowl Team and was honored with the Donald DeMott Outstanding Community Service Award, while at Geneseo.
This award recognizes a senior student whose college career has been characterized by an unusually strong commitment to volunteer work, and who has made a significant contribution to the efforts of a volunteer organization.
He was a volunteer medic for the Geneseo Fire Department, a SUNY Geneseo First Responder and a student driver for the college’s SART program.
To make an appointment with the Oswego Health cardiology department, please call 315-349-349-5752.