Lauren Carroll, PA-C

  • Expert Physician Assistant

Lauren Carroll, PA-C, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery as a surgical physician assistant for the Spine Services Division in 2010. She has served as a clinical assistant professor for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, Duquesne University and Slippery Rock University. She also has served a member of the Preceptor Academy for Advanced Practice Providers.

Lauren has a special interest in treating patients using a multidisciplinary team approach, working alongside pain management, orthopedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists. Her main specialty is helping patients with complex spine issues, helping them determine if they are candidates for either an open or minimally invasive approach. She also supports David Okonkwo, MD, PhD, team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Complex spine issues, traumatic brain injury, scoliosis, spinal deformity.

Board Certifications

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Presbyterian

Professional Organization Membership

American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

Education & Training

  • BS, Health Sciences, Duquesne University, 2009
  • MSc, Physician Assistant Studies, Duquesne University, 2010