Brittany Nelson, PA-C, MSPAS

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Brittany Nelson, PA-C, MSPAS

Brittany is a native to Southern California and was raised in Santa Clarita, CA. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Anatomy & Physiology and minoring in Psychology. During her undergraduate career, Brittany was a founding member of the Pre-Physician Assistant Club, completed the Atlantis Fellowship in São Miguél, Portugal, and was an avid volunteer for French Medical Hospital, SLO Noor Clinic, and her sorority’s philanthropy, Building Strong Girls. Prior to attending graduate school, Brittany became a certified EMT at the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care and earned her clinical hours working as an endocrinology medical assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Brittany graduated with a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. She completed eleven clinical rotations in various parts of North Carolina as well as Kauai, Hawaii; several of which had an emphasis on treating medically underserved and rural communities. Brittany enjoyed her surgical-based rotations the most and knew she wanted to incorporate these skills into her career.

Brittany currently enjoys practicing patient-centered medicine at The Spine and Orthopedic Center and strives to provide an exceptional experience for all. Brittany’s hobbies include hiking, going to the beach, and cooking new recipes.

EDUCATION

2018-2020 Wake Forest School of Medicine
MS in Physician Assistant Studies
Santa Barbara, CA
2013-2017 California Polytechnic State University
BS in Biological Sciences, Minor in Psychology
San Luis Obispo, CA

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE

  • Physician Assistant Certification #1171922
  • California State Medical Board License #58368
  • DEA Controlled Substance License
  • ACLS

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Clinical Rotation Experience

Park Ridge Emergency Department
Emergency Medicine
Hendersonville, NC
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Neurosurgery
Winston-Salem, NC
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Surgery-Oncology
Winston-Salem, NC
Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates
Women’s Health
Kernersville, NC
Infant, Child, and Adolescent Care
Pediatrics
Asheboro, NC
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Dermatology
Winston-Salem, NC
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Family Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
McKenna Recovery Center
Orthopedics
Lihue, HI
OrthoCarolina
Medical Intensive Care Unit, Inpatient Cardiology
Winston-Salem, NC
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Hematology / Oncology
Winston-Salem, NC
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Internal Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020-Present The Spine and Orthopedic Center
Physician Assistant
Santa Barbara,CA
2016-2018 Dr. J Dustin Bernard Medical Corporation
Medical Assistant
San Luis Obispo, CA
2015 UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
EMT
Los Angeles, CA
2015 Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo
Atlantis Project Fellowship
Ponta Delgada, SM
2015 San Luis Obispo Noor Clinic
SLO Noor Clinic Internship
San Luis Obispo, CA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • California Academy of Physician Assistants
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants

FACILITY PRIVILEGES

  • Carrillo Surgery Center

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS AND EXHIBITS

08/16 THE EFFECTS OF ORAL CONTRACEPTION ON FEMALE BREAST CANCER AND OTHER CANCER INCIDENCE RATES. California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Brittany Nelson, PA-C.
11/19
03/20
A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO INCREASE UTILIZATION OF GENETIC TESTING FOR PATIENTS AT RISK OF HEREDITARY BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER. Wake Forest School of Medicine. Brittany Nelson, PA-C.
04/20 DERMATOLOGIC CHANGES IN NOVEL COVID-19. Wake Forest Baptist Health Internal Medicine. Brittany Nelson, PA-C.