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associate dean ferrara

Stephen Ferrara,

Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
Associate Professor

Stephen Ferrara oversees the Nurse Practitioner Group primary care facilities as well as Columbia University School of Nursing’s attending clinical faculty. He has more than 14 years of clinical experience working in higher education, correctional, retail, men’s, and occupational health settings. As executive director of the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State, Ferrara advocated for the passage of the state’s NP Modernization Act, a law that allows experienced nurse practitioners to practice without a written collaborative agreement with a physician. He received the American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ NY State Award for Clinical Excellence in 2012, was inducted as a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2013, and inducted as a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine in 2015.


Ferrara earned MS and DNP degrees from Pace University, and completed a post-graduate fellowship in Health Information Technology for clinician leaders at The George Washington University.