Physician Assistant Program - Orlando

Faculty and Staff

David V. Cary, MPA, PA-C

Personal mission: "To provide the highest quality of education to all students and to serve all patients, without exceptions."

David CaryDavid V. Cary, MPA, PA-CProfessor Cary is an Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant studies at the NSU Orlando campus. He received his Bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Subsequently, Mr. Cary received his Master's degree in Physician Assistant studies from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. While in physician assistant school, he took a special interest in Emergency Medicine and Surgery. He did research on hyperbaric oxygenation and its effects on peripheral wound healing in diabetics with microvascular and neuropathic deficiencies.

He has various areas of clinical expertise, which is evident by his current clinical work in Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Internal Medicine. He maintains medical licenses in Virginia and Florida. His current ER group is the 2nd largest corporate group in the country. Prior to joining NSU, Professor Cary was with the largest corporate ER group in the country. Before doing Emergency Medicine, he was an orthopedic physician assistant and worked for Bon Secours Health System in Richmond, Virginia. He also worked in foot and ankle and general orthopedics at Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinics, and spine surgery with Resurgens Orthopaedics, both located in Atlanta, GA.

Mr. Cary has published articles in JAAPA and articles in ADVANCE for Physician Assistants. In addition, he serves on the editorial board for the Internet Journal of Academic Physician Assistants, and is a peer reviewer for JAAPA and ADVANCE for physician assistants. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctor of Education degree at Nova Southeastern University. Moreover, he has contributed to physician assistant education by being a preceptor in emergency medicine while in Virginia and guest lecturing at Emory University and James Madison University physician assistant programs.

With respect to community service and volunteerism, he is also on the Florida Emergency Health Volunteer Registry. Professor Cary is married to his wonderful wife Michelle and has two sons, David and Isaiah.