Donna Lang graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Next, she went on to earn her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Chatham College in 2006. Following the completion of her studies, Donna served as an outpatient Physician Assistant at The Ohio State University Medical Center, the first ever to be appointed to that position. She gained valuable experience while working in The OSU Medical Center Department of Dermatology, one of the largest & most diverse academic medical centers in the country.
Donna moved to Charlotte and joined DLVSC in 2008, where she is an invaluable member of our practice. She maintains a comprehensive scope of practice; evaluating & treating dermatological conditions, conducting physical exams, ordering & interpreting diagnostic tests, as well as performing surgical excisions and laser treatments. In her free time Donna is an avid competitive runner, participating in full marathons as well as other shorter runs throughout the year. Donna spearheaded & organized DLVSC’s involvement in the 4th Annual Miles Against Melanoma 5K Run/Walk, forming a team that became the largest group represented at the race.
What is a Physician Assistant? PAs are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose & treat illnesses, order & interpret tests, counsel patients on preventive health care, assist in surgery and write prescriptions. Within the physician/PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A PA’s practice may also include education, research, and administrative services.