Physician Assistant

A Physician Assistant (PA) is a health professional licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. PAs are nationally board certified, as well as licensed in the state in which they practice. In the State of Massachusetts PAs are able to diagnose and treat illnesses and prescribe medications. At Hand Surgery PC the PA's work closely with the physicians in the care of their patients. The Physician Assistants have a special interest and training in conditions of the hand and upper extremity. Their role at HSPC includes obtaining a history and performing a physical examination, casting, suturing, performing nerve conduction studies, prescribing medications and giving injections. Working closely with the physicians, the PAs provide some of the post-operative care as well as communications with patients.

Natanya McDonough, PA-C

Natanya received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University where she accomplished a pre-med focused Biology degree in 3.5 years. Soon after, she obtained her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from MCPHS. In her free time she enjoys running and cheering on her favorite Boston sports teams.

Sarah Michelson, PA-Cms.

Sarah received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She then obtained her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from MCPHS Boston. She spent a month in Peru practicing medicine in a rural clinic, working to overcome barriers to access for indigenous communities, and solidifying her medical Spanish. She is an avid Boston sports fan and enjoys hiking and cooking in her free time.

Claire Kennedy, PA-Ce.

Originally from the west coast, Claire obtained her bachelors degree in Economics before completing graduate school at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is an avid fan of the outdoors, and enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, and skiing in her free time. As a newcomer to the area, she is slowly adjusting to life as a Boston sports fan.

Claire Kennedy, PA-Ce.