Dr. Vinciquerra graduated from Le Moyne College in 1972 on a four-year Brady Memorial Scholarship, receiving the H. Paul Nelligan Medal in Pure Science at graduation.
Immediately following, he continued his studies at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Medical Service Corps on an Army Health Professions Scholarship.
Dr. Vinciquerra received his MD from Upstate in 1976 and holding the rank of Captain, went on to do his military residency training in Neuropsychiatry at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia. Completing that in 1980, he obtained Diplomate Status of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1982, concurrent with his promotion to Major, US Army Medical Corps.
Major Vinciquerra then served as Combat Psychiatrist for the 24th Infantry Division Rapid Deployment Force, and was later Chief of Psychiatry at Ft. Stewart Army Medical Hospital, Georgia, through 1983.
He returned to Syracuse as a Reservist and was appointed faculty to the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Upstate Medical Center. In 1990, he was reactivated for Operation Desert Storm and served as Combat Casualty Liaison Officer at Ft. Benning, Georgia through 1991.
During the summers of 1991 and 1992, Major Vinciquerra worked on the AIDS Research Unit of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He has received several military recognitions, including the National Defense Ribbon with Bronze Star, for the Persian Gulf War.
As a civilian in 2003, Dr. Vinciquerra was appointed "Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association." He served as Director of Acute Inpatient Psychiatry at the Syracuse VA Medical Center where he practiced for 17 years until his federal retirement in 2008. He remains Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Upstate Medical University
Dr. Vinciquerra joined Le Moyne College DPAS full-time in 2008. He is currently Academic Coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies. In 2009 and again in 2010, he received a national recognition award for one of “America’s Top Psychiatrists.”
In 2012, he became Director of Medical Humanities as well as continuing in his role as Academic Coordinator for DPAS. In 2013, he was awarded the Julia and Thomas Lanigan Distinguished Chair in Medicine and Ethics at Le Moyne College.
Dr Vinciquerra is also medical liaison for Le Moyne DPAS to the Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming, where he and a select number of students spend summers working in rural, primary care settings with underserved populations.
Dr. Vinciquerra is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and its component HIV Education Program in Arlington, Virginia. He has worked and written medical education material for and with the APA since 1995, including variations of handbooks and practice guidelines. In 2014, he reviewed Johns Hopkins material that will be incorporated into the New York State Guidelines for treating HIV/AIDS patients who also suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.