Carla Grovatt grew up in western New York and graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She was accepted into the highly competitive baccalaureate physician assistant program at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, West Virginia, where she spent her senior year in clinical rotations at OhioHealth, Eastern Niagara Health, and West Virginia University. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree, she continued on to complete her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In 1993, Carla worked closely with state lawmakers to help pave the way for passage of the “Physician Assistant Licensing Act,” which was the initial step in enabling physician assistants to practice and prescribe in New Jersey. As such, she was the first licensed physician assistant outside of the board members.
Her many years of experience include orthopedics, spine surgery, and emergency medicine as well as pediatrics and family practice. She has a passion for helping others and making their medical experience comfortable and positive.
At home, her interests include cooking, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.