License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Physician 4,575 4,589 4,776 4,970 5,342
Physician - 3 Year Limited 0 0 0 0 0
Physician Assistant 1,074 1,080 1,225 1,342 1,450
Specialist Assistant 4 8 7 37 6

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2020

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,801 0 Jefferson 222 0 Saratoga 562 0
Allegany 28 0 Kings 5,956 0 Schenectady 411 0
Bronx 2,119 0 Lewis 30 0 Schoharie 18 0
Broome 633 0 Livingston 66 0 Schuyler 24 0
Cattaraugus 97 0 Madison 124 0 Seneca 15 0
Cayuga 95 0 Monroe 3,580 0 Steuben 206 0
Chautauqua 190 0 Montgomery 81 0 St. Lawrence 215 0
Chemung 298 0 Nassau 9,628 0 Suffolk 5,430 0
Chenango 48 0 New York 19,386 0 Sullivan 95 0
Clinton 220 0 Niagara 257 0 Tioga 51 0
Columbia 127 0 Oneida 509 0 Tompkins 273 0
Cortland 65 0 Onondaga 2,077 0 Ulster 332 0
Delaware 29 0 Ontario 301 0 Warren 247 0
Dutchess 956 0 Orange 1,053 0 Washington 30 0
Erie 3,264 0 Orleans 21 0 Wayne 66 0
Essex 52 0 Oswego 93 0 Westchester 6,861 0
Franklin 83 0 Otsego 343 0 Wyoming 45 0
Fulton 56 0 Putnam 229 0 Yates 25 0
Genesee 74 0 Queens 5,230 0 NYS TOTAL 77,343 0
Greene 54 0 Rensselaer 260 0 OTHER US 24,787 0
Hamilton 5 0 Richmond 1,483 0 NON-US 506 0
Herkimer 33 0 Rockland 1,181 0 TOTAL 102,636 0

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 334 Jefferson 96 Saratoga 225
Allegany 19 Kings 1,228 Schenectady 123
Bronx 316 Lewis 13 Schoharie 10
Broome 126 Livingston 40 Schuyler 8
Cattaraugus 33 Madison 46 Seneca 5
Cayuga 26 Monroe 809 Steuben 48
Chautauqua 63 Montgomery 22 St. Lawrence 76
Chemung 46 Nassau 2,081 Suffolk 1,617
Chenango 10 New York 1,155 Sullivan 23
Clinton 44 Niagara 117 Tioga 20
Columbia 34 Oneida 115 Tompkins 61
Cortland 17 Onondaga 506 Ulster 77
Delaware 19 Ontario 105 Warren 80
Dutchess 189 Orange 193 Washington 21
Erie 1,016 Orleans 11 Wayne 50
Essex 28 Oswego 32 Westchester 637
Franklin 35 Otsego 76 Wyoming 17
Fulton 13 Putnam 61 Yates 6
Genesee 22 Queens 1,539 NYS TOTAL 14,643
Greene 28 Rensselaer 122 OTHER US 3,591
Hamilton 3 Richmond 500 NON-US 22
Herkimer 15 Rockland 236 TOTAL 18,256

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4 Jefferson 2 Saratoga 3
Allegany 0 Kings 8 Schenectady 1
Bronx 2 Lewis 0 Schoharie 0
Broome 2 Livingston 0 Schuyler 0
Cattaraugus 1 Madison 0 Seneca 0
Cayuga 1 Monroe 1 Steuben 1
Chautauqua 0 Montgomery 0 St. Lawrence 0
Chemung 0 Nassau 10 Suffolk 6
Chenango 0 New York 3 Sullivan 0
Clinton 0 Niagara 1 Tioga 1
Columbia 1 Oneida 0 Tompkins 0
Cortland 0 Onondaga 0 Ulster 0
Delaware 0 Ontario 1 Warren 2
Dutchess 0 Orange 1 Washington 0
Erie 3 Orleans 0 Wayne 0
Essex 0 Oswego 0 Westchester 10
Franklin 0 Otsego 0 Wyoming 0
Fulton 1 Putnam 1 Yates 0
Genesee 2 Queens 13 NYS TOTAL 88
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 35
Hamilton 0 Richmond 3 NON-US 2
Herkimer 0 Rockland 1 TOTAL 125

* Location reflects the licensee's primary mailing address on record with the Office of the Professions; the address is not necessarily the licensee's practice address. Although licensees must be registered to use the professional title or to practice within New York State, being registered does not mean the licensee is actively doing so.

** Displaying both full and three-year limited licenses.

*** Registered physician assistants and registered specialist assistants practice only under the supervision of licensed physicians.

Last Updated: July 13, 2020