Originally from Barto, Pennsylvania, Sarah attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She continued her education at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, where she received a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
Sarah was always interested in science and medicine, but it was her aunt, who is a family physician, that inspired and encouraged Sarah to pursue a career in medicine. “I always admired her, loved learning from her, and enjoyed seeing how she was able to really care for others around her,” said Sarah. Sarah is also the oldest of six children, so she grew up experiencing and witnessing orthopaedic injuries - all of which she found to be fascinating, even at a young age. When reflecting on her decision to become a physician assistant, Sarah recalled, “It seemed like a great fit because I wanted a career that would allow me to practice medicine, help others, and devote time to my family.”
When not caring for patients, Sarah enjoys spending her free time doing “anything and everything” with her husband and their four children. She is also heavily involved at her church, serves on the Board of Trustees at Coventry Christian Schools, and is a yearly volunteer at Camp Manatawny – a Christian youth camp in Douglasville, Pennsylvania.
As a physician assistant student, Sarah spent a rotation at OAA Orthopaedic Specialists. Now, she is happy to be a part of a team of physician assistants that has everyone’s best interests in mind. When asked about providing quality patient care, Sarah stated: “I always strive to provide quality care, and care about the whole patient. We don’t see our patients as a diagnosis, and I think our patients really appreciate the fact that we are able to build relationships with them. I am glad that is something that is emphasized here at OAA Orthopaedic Specialists.”