Physician Assistant

Melissa Sanchez

Physician Assistant in Neurosurgery

A Physician Assistant in Neurosurgery:

  • Performs patient histories.
  • Helps with treatment plans.
  • Serves as an assistant in surgery.
  • Assists with all neurological procedures.
  • Manages post-operative care.
  • Works under supervision of the neurosurgeon.
  • Closes deep and superficial wounds.
  • Handles discharge planning and dictates discharge summaries.

Degree

  • Master
  • Post graduate surgical residency

College

  • High Point University
  • East Carolina University
  • Duke University

Salary

  • NC: $78,782 - $111,461
  • FL: $71,743 - $101,501
  • CA: $85,917 - $121,555

Growth

  • Employment is predicted to grow much faster than average at a rate of 38% between 2012 and 2022
  • Job opportunities are especially high in inner-city and rural areas.
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The UVM Medical Center: Melissa S Naef, PA, Neurosurgery Physician Assistant, Burlington VT