Academic Society Leader, Course Director Foundations of Medical Science,
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL School of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy: May, 1996.
EMORY UNIVERSITY School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program Master of Medical Science Graduated with Honors: December, 2003
Physician Assistant, Emergency Care of Atlanta, Inc, Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, GA (March 2011-present)
Faculty and Society Leader, Emory University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program (September 2007-present)
Physician Assistant, California Emergency Physicians, Dekalb Medical Center, Decatur, GA (August 2007-July 2011)
Physician Assistant, Georgia Cancer Specialists, Decatur, GA (February 2010-February 2011)
Physician Assistant, Community Health, Oakhurst Medical Centers, Stone Mountain, GA (July 2004-October 2006)
Oncology Team Pharmacist/Diabetes Educator, Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC (August 1996-November 2000)
Physician Assistant - Certified - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant - Licensed - State of Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners
Registered Pharmacist- North Carolina Board of Pharmacy
Basic Disaster Life Support Certification
Lecturer and Course Director, Pharmacotherapeutics
Lab Instructor, Introduction and Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine Laboratories
“The Convergence of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease-Patient Review”.ACCF/AAPA National Conference, Atlanta, GA. June 2010.
“No Pain, No Gain” Overview of Pain Management for Physician Extenders. Dekalb Medical Hospital, Decatur, GA. August 2008.
"Pain Assessment" Part I: Pain Management for Oncology Nursing. Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC. April 27, 2000.
"Anxiety, Agitation and Terminal Restlessness" Part II: Pain Management for Oncology Nursing. Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC. July 7, 2000.
"Equianalgesic Dosing" Medical Pain Workshop. Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC. October 10, 2000.
"NSAlDs and Adjuvant Medications in Postoperative Pain" Surgical Pain Workshop. Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC. October 24, 2000.
Slowing Chronic Renal Disease. Advance for Physician Assistants. 2005: 13(11-12):38-40.
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Recipient (July 2002-December 2003)
Physician Assistant of the Year, Emory University Physician Assistant Program (December 2009)
Emory University Physician Assistant Program – December, 2003
Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
I grew up in a small rural town in North Carolina. After high school, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1996, I graduated from UNC’s School of Pharmacy and practiced pharmacy at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. This is when I decided to broaden my career path. In 2001, I moved to Atlanta to begin the Emory Physician Assistant Program. While at Emory, I was honored with a National Health Service Corps Scholarship. Graduating with honors in December 2003, I began my PA career in community health. I have had a unique opportunity to be an integral part of the Emory faculty team since 2007 and maintain my clinical practice in Emergency Medicine.
I enjoy spending time with my beautiful family, my husband, Michael who is also a Physician Assistant, my son, Aiden and my daughter, Isabella. We love to travel. I also enjoy reading and running when our busy schedules allow.