Richard Duong

Richard Duong, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Education

Marywood University, 2106
M.H.S in Physician Assistant Studies
GPA: 3.5

Harvard University Extension, Summer 2012
8 credit hours

Northeastern University, Summer 2011
College of Professional Studies
13 Quarter hours
GPA: 3.925

University of Massachusetts Amherst
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, May 2010
Bachelor of Science, Major: Biology
GPA: 3.349
Graduated Cum Laude
Dean’s List: Spring 2010, Spring 2008, Spring 2007

High School Diploma
Boston Latin School, May 2006

Medical Related Experience

Physician Assistant Intern, 2015-2016

  • Experience in: Orthopedic Procedures (including ORIF, THA, TKA, Hand Procedures, Sports Medicine),
    Laparoscopic and Open Appendectomy, Laparoscopic and Open Cholecystectomy, Breast Mastectomy and Biopsy, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Fistulectomy, Excision of Skin Lesions, Hernia Repair, Hemorrhoidectomy and Excision of Anal Tags, Laparotomy, Port Placement and Replacements, Thoracentesis, Pre/Post-Surgical Patient Management, Multiple Myeloma Chemotherapy and Treatment, Palliative Care, Female Exam and PAP Smear, Echocardiogram, Abdominal Ultrasound, Sleep Apnea Testing, Physical Diagnosis and Exam across all ages.
  • Proficient in: Wound Closure (Suturing, Stapling, Dermabond), Venipuncture, Blood Glucose Sticks, obtaining and interpreting EKGs, CPR, IV catheter placement, Foley Catheter placement, wound care and dressing, splinting and casting, incision and drainage, joint injection and aspiration, Nasogastric Tube placement, EMR including Epic.

6-Week Clerkships

  • General Surgery- Wayne Memorial- Honesdale, PA, Dr. Brian Lenczewski
  • Psychiatry- Clearbrook- Wilkes Barre, PA, Richard Conaboy, Jr.
  • Women’s Health- Geisinger Health System- Tunkhannock, PA, Colleen M. Tempest Newswanger, PA-C
  • Orthopedics- Orthopedic Consultants- Kingston, PA, Dr. James Mattucci
  • Hematology/Oncology- Massachusetts General Hospital- Boston, MA, Jill Nelson Burke NP
  • Pediatrics- Partners in Pediatrics- Carbondale, PA, Dr. Marie Lena
  • Emergency Medicine- Moses Taylor Hospital- Scranton, PA, Jessica Reviello PA-C
  • Internal Medicine- Intermountain Medical- Wilkes Barre, PA, Dr. Leonard Kuchemba [April 2016]
  • Family Medicine- Intermountain Medical Plains, PA, Dustin Hobbs PA-C [June 2016)

12-Week Preceptorship

  • Orthopedics- Geisinger Wyoming Valley- Wilkes Barre, PA, Dr. William Krywicki

VA Medical Center, Boston, MA
Research Assistant, 2010-2014

  • Screen EMR for Parkinson’s Disease and Sleep Apnea study eligibility
  • Recruit patients for study participation
  • Correspond with patient providers (MD, PA, NP) to support patient eligibility . Study the relationship between Agent Orange and the development of Parkinson’s Disease . Design procedures and protocol for Parkinson’s Disease pilot study
  • Perform Distance Physical Rehabilitation for Parkinson’s Exercise Rehabilitation Study
  • Perform examinations on patients for Sleep Apnea Study, including Pharyngometry, Abdominal Fat
    Ultrasound, obtaining body measurements, Embletta and Actigraph set-up

Volunteer Experience

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Emergency Room Radiology

  • Escort patients to and from other departments
  • Accompany patients throughout hospital as needed
  • Ensure patient comfort during waiting period

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Same Day Surgery Unit

  • Escort patients from surgery unit for pickup
  • Ensure patient comfort during waiting periods
  • Accompany patients throughout hospital as needed
  • Assist with transport and preparing exam rooms

YMCA, Scranton, PA

  • Provide free blood pressure checks for patrons of local YMCA

United Neighborhood Centers, Scranton, PA

  • Provide free blood pressure and blood sugar testing

St. Francis Soup Kitchen, Scranton, PA

  • Assisted with food service

Master’s Project

  • What outcomes can be expected with Osteoarthritic patients who undergo Total Hip Replacement via Direct Anterior Approach as opposed to the Posterior Approach?

Certifications

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support
  • American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Other Skills

  • Computer Proficiencies: Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign Photoshop. Populus, Scribus
  • Languages: Conversational Vietnamese, Conversational Cantonese, Basic Spanish