Stacey McIlroy, MMS, PA-C, joined KGI in August 2021 as Principal Faculty for MSPA. McIlroy is a proud graduate of Claremont McKenna College from 1990, earning her Bachelor’s in Political Science and Economics while playing basketball for all four years and softball her senior year.
After a brief time in healthcare consulting, she became a paramedic firefighter to gain clinical experience while taking prerequisite courses in preparation for PA school. In 1999, McIlroy earned her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University Arizona and has since worked as a PA in urgent care, trauma services, ICU, and orthopedics. She worked in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic for 10 years and ICU at Mayo for two more years, obtaining extensive experience in orthopedics, orthopedic oncology, and soft tissue tumors as well as intensive care. She then worked in Level 1 Trauma at Chandler Regional Medical Center for two years before moving back to California, where she has been employed at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Institute at Cedars Sinai as an orthopedic surgery PA since 2019 and continues to work clinically one day per week.
McIlroy has over a decade of experience as a PA instructor, serving as an orthopedic surgery preceptor for the Mayo College of Medicine. She presented at multiple grand rounds and primarily focused on topics of surgical first assist, perioperative management of orthopedic inpatient/outpatient medical needs, and acting as a patient’s first consultant in an emergency department to medical students and residents. She also mentors new PAs at Kerlan-Jobe and is excited to bring her expertise to students at KGI. She is passionate about KGI training PAs who will make a difference in healthcare delivery as well as healthcare policy.
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