Physician Assistant Program - Orlando
Faculty and Staff
Ingrid Pichardo, PT, MPAS, PA-C
Professor Pichardo is the Clinical Director and an Assistant Professor for the Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program - Orlando. She joined Nova Southeastern University as an Adjunct Professor in November 2008 when she began designing the pediatric curriculum for the Clinical Medicine and Surgery course. In March 2009, she accepted the role of a full-time Assistant Professor. She became the course director for physical diagnosis and medical history taking courses.
Professor Pichardo graduated from the University of Florida-College of Medicine in June 2001 with a Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies. After graduation, she practiced clinically in a variety of settings. For the past 10 years, she practiced in the field of Pediatrics and per diem in Emergency Medicine settings. In addition to her physician assistant role, she also maintains her credentialing as a licensed physical therapist.
Professor Pichardo's special academic interests include: Orthopedics, Neurology, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Emergency Medicine. Her academic pursuits lie in obtaining a Doctorate degree in Education.
In the community, she has volunteered in various churches and organizations providing medical services to the underserved. In the future, she plans to go on a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic where she was born.
Her professional goal is to provide the best possible instruction to Nova Southeastern University's physician assistant students. She would like to obtain this goal by teaching the students to be ethical and practical in their approach to providing quality medicine. Overall, she is committed to making a difference in the field and in the community.
On a personal level, she resides in the Orlando area where she likes to spend quality time with her family and friends.