Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Assistant Professor

Nancy McLaughlin, MHA, DHSc, PA-C


Office: 678-225-7540

Dr. Nancy McLaughlin is an assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM).

Dr. McLaughlin served 10 years in the United States Army as a medic, orthopedic technician, and a physician assistant. After departure from the Army in 2006, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where she practiced in plastic surgery. Prior to joining the faculty at PCOM, she was on faculty at Mercer University's Physician Assistant Program in Atlanta, Georgia where she served as the Admissions Chairperson and Mentorship Coordinator.

  • Education

    Doctorate of Health Science
    Nova Southeastern University
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Master of Healthcare Administration
    Webster University
    St. Louis, MO

    Master of Physician Assistant Studies
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, NE

    Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant Studies
    Interservice Physician Assistant Program
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, NE

    Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences
    Quincy University
    Quincy, IL

  • Awards

    • Pi Alpha National Honor Society Inductee, National Honor Society for Physician Assistants, 2013
    • Nominated, Surgeon General’s Physician Assistant Award (2002, 2003, 2004)
    • Honor Graduate, Officer Basic Course, Ft. Sam Houston, TX, April 2001
    • Honor Graduate, Orthopedic Specialist Course, Ft. Sam Houston, TX
    • Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, 1998
    • Ft. Leonard Wood’s Soldier of the Year, 1998
    • Two Meritorious Service Medals for outstanding military service 
  • Publications

    McLaughlin  NE.  Complications after Breast Augmentation:  A Primary Care Guide.  Clinician Reviews.  2013; 23(6):32-34,37-38

    McLaughlin  NE,  Rogers H.  Helping Haiti’s Transportation Issues:  Increasing Haiti’s Medical Liabilities. Journal of Global Health.  2013; 3(1):1-4

    McLaughlin, NE.  Novel Coronavirus- Should we be concerned?  Sutureline. 2013; 33(3):4

    Rossi  N, McLaughlin  NE.  How to Reduce Surgical Site Infections in Orthopaedics; A Systematic Review. Sutureline. 2013; 33(5):4-7

    McLaughlin  NE, Heard  HH, Kelham SA.  Acute and Chronic Syndrome.  Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  2014;27(6):23-26

    Greco WB, McLaughlin NE.  The Roll of Stem Cell Therapy in Cartilage Regeneration:  Orthopedic Uses of Stem Cell Therapy. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2015; 28(4):58-62


  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Member
    • Physician Assistant Education Association, Member
    • Georgia Association Physician Assistants, Member
    • Society of Army Physician Assistants, Member
    • American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, Member
    • Christian Medical and Dental Association, Member
    • AAPA, Veteran’s Caucus, Member