Sara Dungan

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Sara Dungan

Sara Dungan, PA-C joins Charleston Southern University after a varied clinical career.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2000 from the University of North Dakota.  She went on to complete a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2003, while serving as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer.  Part of her duties included teaching physical examination and rehabilitation techniques in their undergraduate AT program.  She then spent 3 years as a Staff Athletic Trainer at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she served as Adjunct Faculty in the AT program at nearby Dominican College. 

In 2008 she graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences with her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  After graduation she joined the Army serving as a Battalion PA with the 25th Infantry Division.  During her service, she deployed to Iraq twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.  In addition to focused work in field trauma, medical readiness, and medical logistics, she was responsible for oversight and training of her unit medics as well as having the opportunity to teach BLS skills to Iraqi firefighters, facilitating their training and rebuilding efforts.   

Professor Dungan’s background includes Urgent Care, Emergency and Internal Medicine, Urology and Pediatric Critical Care.  She has spent time in the Philippines assisting in cranio-facial repair procedures and medical outreach to underserved communities.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and a retired Athletic Trainer.  She is proud to be a part of a program dedicated to achieving academic excellence and serving as an educator and mentor for PA students in a Christian environment.