Tania Abousaid, PA-C
Tania Abousaid is a graduate of Pace University’s PA Program. Her passion for medicine began after a life-threatening case of myocarditis requiring VA-ECMO. Prior to PA school, Tania’s concentration was business. After meeting Mike, they decided to team up together to take their interest in business, their love for medicine and learning, and the need for an all-in-one PA school resource to create this book.
Tania works full time in critical care, where she autonomously cares for patients and performs lifesaving procedures. She also works part-time in family medicine, where the idea for this book was born. Tania is dedicated to further helping the PA profession continue to grow and cultivating new-graduate PAs to work at the full scope of their practice.
She is also planning to enter the education sector as an adjunct professor for her alma matter. She is extremely thankful to the entire PA community for their support on not only this project, but for the unconditional support over the past few years.
Mike Sacks, DMSc, PA-C
Mike Sacks is a family medicine and emergency medicine PA from Brooklyn, NY, living and practicing in Westchester County, a suburb of New York City. After studying emergency management as an undergraduate, he studied PA medicine at the Hofstra University PA program and later earned his Doctorate of Medical Science from the University of Lynchburg.
Mike is a PA educator, serving as an adjunct professor and clinical preceptor for multiple local PA programs and has lectured on a variety of medical topics at several PA conferences and for more than forty PA programs throughout the United States. In November 2021, Mike was recognized by the AAPA for his role as a clinical preceptor and awarded the CPAAPA credential for his dedication to training future PAs.
Outside of clinical practice and education, Mike serves as a consulting editor for a major peer-reviewed medical journal and is a member of several local medical task forces and committees. He was a member of the 2021 AAPA House of Delegates, proudly casting his vote in favor of changing the PA professional title back to physician associate and has served on the New York State Society of PAs board of directors from the time he was a PA student.