Susan Etra has represented doctors and hospitals for decades. A former Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, New York, Ms. Etra has since dedicated her career to managing hospital and carrier clients, handling all aspects of malpractice litigation, trying cases to verdict, and defending physicians in OPMC matters. She has been a frequent lecturer to hospitals and medical providers on risk management and health care issues, and is a faculty member and clinical instructor in trial advocacy at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.
In 2007, Ms. Etra completed the Montefiore Graduate Certificate Program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and she was awarded a Masters in Bioethics from New York University in January of 2009. Ms. Etra is a former member of the Institutional Review Board of the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn and of the Ethics Committee at the Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital. She has served as a Clinical Instructor to medical students in bioethics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jewish Home and Hospital in Bronx, New York.
Ms. Etra is a 1975 graduate of Brandeis University and earned her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1978, where she was the recipient of the Hofstra Trial Practice Award and the winner of the St. John's Metropolitan Trial Competition. She is admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of New York and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.