Physician Assistant Program - Orlando

Faculty and Staff

Ingrid Pichardo-Murray, PT, MPAS, PA-C Ingrid Pichardo

Dr. Pichardo-Murray 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.  She enjoyed the role of teaching and designing curriculum so much that in March 2009, she accepted the role of a full-time assistant professor.  She later became the course director for physical diagnosis and medical history taking courses.

Dr. Pichardo-Murray 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.  Over the past years, she practiced in the fields of Orthopedics, Pediatric and Emergency Medicine.  In addition to her physician assistant role, she also maintains her credentialing as a licensed physical therapist.

Her academic pursuits lie in obtaining a Doctorate degree in Education with double concentrations in higher Educational and organizational leadership.  She recently obtained a doctorate in physical therapy degree from A.T. Still University.

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 of medicine 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.