Carla Y. Grovatt, PA-C
Upon graduation from Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg Va., Ms. Grovatt was accepted into just the 11th Physician Assistant (PA) class at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Va. This four-year program was established by the renowned Hu C Myers, MD and was the first baccalaureate degree program for PAs. She spent her senior year on clinical rotations at Ohio Health, Eastern Niagara Health and West Virginia University. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Physician Assistant studies she went on to attain her Masters degree from the University of Nebraska in Medical Science.
Ms. Grovatt worked diligently with state lawmakers to help pave the way for passage of the “Physician Assistant Licensing Act” in 1993 which was the first step in enabling PAs to practice and prescribe in NJ. As such, she was the first Physician Assistant licensed in NJ, outside of the board. Her experience includes the fields of family practice, pediatrics, emergency medicine, orthopedics and spine surgery.