Sarah E. Riley, PA-C, is a native of Marietta, Georgia. She moved to Athens to attend the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Science as a biology major. She returned to Marietta and discovered her passion for dermatology while working at Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center prior to starting graduate school. She then moved to Savannah, GA where she earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from South University. While there, she earned an academic achievement award for maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout her studies.
After completing multiple rotations in general and emergency medicine and obtaining her license from the Georgia Composite Board of Medical Examiners, she joined North Chattahoochee Family Physicians, LLC in Johns Creek, Georgia. As an avid enthusiast of all things dermatology, Sarah could not stay away long and rejoined Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center in March of 2020. Her areas of interest include skin cancer, acne, rosacea, and cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants organization.
Sarah enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She resides in downtown Atlanta, where she frequently can be found biking or running along the beltline.
What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?
Physician Assistants (PA’s) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. PA’s are educated and trained in the medical model, which is designed to complement physician training, at nationally accredited Physician Assistant programs. Following graduation from an accredited program, a PA must pass a national examination in order to become certified by the NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) and in order to receive a state license to practice. PA’s conduct physical examinations, order and interpret tests, and provide a broad range of both diagnostic and therapeutic services that include writing prescriptions and performing procedures.