Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences and Doctor of Physical Therapy
Vice President of Operations | Amedisys | Baltimore, Md.
For Dr. Geoffrey Abraskin it is all about relationships.
Whether it’s the connections he made as a student at Daemen College, the bonds between him and his physical therapy patients, or the interactions with the personnel he supervises in his current position, Abraskin believes relationships are keys to success in life.
Abraskin’s father passed away while he was studying for a doctor of physical therapy at Daemen. A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Abraskin recalls how the close personal relationships he had in college helped him through that difficult time.
“It was like the entire Daemen community was there for me, some students and staff even planted a tree in my dad’s honor,” he says. “My instructors were very accommodating and understanding and they helped me get back on track when I returned to the professional phase of my studies. It was an unbelievable experience.”
After earning his degree at Daemen, Abraskin joined a traveling physical therapist organization and worked in Chicago, Baltimore, San Francisco, and San Diego. He returned to Baltimore where he continued work as a physical therapist for a few years, before taking a job at Amedisys.
Located in Massachusetts, Amedisys is one of the largest home health providers and fourth largest hospice care provider in the country. As Abraskin furthered his career at the company, he returned to Baltimore where he is currently vice president of operations.
In his role, Abraskin oversees regional operations for Amedisys throughout 15 states in the northeastern U.S. With approximately 2,000 employees under his leadership, he manages more than $350 million in revenue generated through in-home skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, home aides, and social workers.
Married with twin daughters and a son, Abraskin is also a certified wound care specialist and a member of the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) where he serves on the exam writing committee.
And as if that is not enough to keep him busy, Abraskin also teaches a course in leadership and management at Sage College in Troy, N.Y.
“At Daemen, it was like I had a personal relationship with everyone, from the professors to the president to the housekeeping personnel. that meant a lot to me and influences my leadership style today,” Abraskin concludes.