Diane Bruessow divides her time between academia, clinical practice, health policy, and organizational governance. She is nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, with excellence awarded in Primary Care (reflecting scores within the top 5th percentile).
Bruessow has received honors, awards, and legislative proclamations for academic, clinical, humanitarian, and leadership excellence. In 2017, she was recognized by the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants (NJSSPA) as the outstanding humanitarian of the year. She has also earned the designation of American Academy of PAs (AAPA) Distinguished Fellow, recognizing exceptional professional achievement, leadership, professional interaction, learning, and community service. Less than 1 percent of PAs earn this designation.
Additionally, Bruessow has authored numerous articles and given speeches on health care topics, including workforce, policy, disparities, and leadership. She has held elected and appointed positions on several boards, councils, and commissions, and serves on the editorial advisory board of the Transgender Health journal and as the secretary-treasurer of the American Academy of PAs. She is a fellow member of the AAPA, NJSSPA, New York State Society of Physician Assistants, World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, and the LGBT PA Caucus.
Bruessow lives in New York City with her two Rottweilers, Schultz and Gunther. Beyond medicine, her interests include the performing arts, philanthropy, and a full night’s sleep.