Professor Danny Lizano joined the Nova Southeastern University PA program faculty in December 2021. He was born and raised in the Bronx, NY and received his B.A. in Biology at Binghamton University in 2005. He later graduated from George Washington University’s PA program where he received his Master of Science in Health Sciences in 2007. Danny returned to his roots, and moved back to the Bronx, NY where completed the PA Post Graduate Residency in Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. He completed the program with honors and received the award for Surgical PA resident of the year in 2008.
Professor Lizano continued his clinical work with the division of Critical Care Medicine at Montefiore upon completion of his training. During his tenure at Montefiore, he was the director of Critical Care PA education and director of the PA Postgraduate Residency in Critical Care. He remains an active member in the Society of Critical Care Medicine and has served on the steering committee of the Society’s PA section and previously chaired that section. In 2015, Danny achieved the honor of being only the 9th PA to be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.
In 2016, he moved down to sunny Miami and accepted a clinical position and helped create a functioning Advanced Practice Provider Service line in Critical Care at Kendall Regional Medical Center. In May of 2019 he decided to focus on PA education and accepted a full-time faculty position at FIU MPAS program. During his time at FIU, he gained invaluable experience in various areas of PA education. He continues to work clinically in critical care medicine part time. His professional interests continue to be medical education, promoting the role of Physician Assistants in Critical Care Medicine and the effective use of advance practice providers (APPs).
In his free time, Danny loves to spend time with his wife and two kids and practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu whenever he can get the chance.