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Megan Abrams, PA

Division:
General Orthopaedic Surgery
Department:
Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location:
Orthopedic Center Ivy Road

2280 Ivy Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Expertise

AHP Certification:
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

About

Biography

Megan Abrams, PA, is a physician assistant who focuses on caring for patients who need spine surgery. She has expertise in a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Vertebral compression fracture
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Neck fractures & sprains/strains
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated vertebral discs
  • Degenerative scoliosis
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • Pars defect
  • Lumbar radiculopathy

She primarily cares for patients who’ve had spinal procedures, including:

  • Laminectomy/decompression
  • Spinal fusion
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Anterior cervical decompression and fusion
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
  • Kyphoplasty

She shares, “For my patients, I try to make a comfortable and open setting that is judgment free. I want my patients to feel comfortable expressing their concerns and never feel that they should not advocate for themselves if something does not feel right.”

Megan joined UVA Health in October 2020. Before coming to UVA, she was part of a general orthopedics team at a private practice in the Newport News/Williamsburg region.

Megan says, “I wanted to become a physician assistant so I could help those around me. For many years, I was sure that I wanted to attend medical school. But after meeting and working with a few PAs, I found that the lifestyle was a much better fit for me, yet still allowed me to provide care to patients in need.”

Megan was born in Germany but spent most of her childhood and adult life in Virginia. At Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology as well as minors in chemistry and psychology. In 2017, she earned a master's in Physician Assistant Studies from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, two dogs, and son. She shares, “You can often find us kayaking, hiking, or enjoying the many activities that Charlottesville has to offer.”

Education

Primary:
East Carolina University, 2017