Physician Assistant Program - Fort Lauderdale

Faculty and Staff

Robin Schugar, DHSc, MSPAS, PA-C

Robin SchugarRobin Schugar joined the faculty of Nova Southeastern University's Physician Assistant Program in February of 2009 as an Assistant Professor. Robin comes to our faculty after spending the last ten years practicing in the clinical arena.

Dr. Schugar has a Bachelor of Science in Business & Public Administration from University of Arizona from which she graduated in 1991. She obtained her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Arcadia University in 1999. In March 2014, Robin received her Doctorate in Health Science from A.T. Still University.  Her dissertation is entitled, “Retrospective Correlational Study of Physician Assistant Student Success.”

Dr. Schugar began her career in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation where she published a paper at DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. She then moved into Baltimore, Maryland for inpatient Internal Medicine, before expanding her experience into General Surgery where she was trained to assist in most types of surgical procedures including Vascular, Gynecological, Urological, General, Orthopedic, Neurological, Laparoscopic and Plastics. After four years assisting in surgery, she moved on to post- operative cardiac care where she spent three and a half years, while continuing to take call per diem for General Surgery. After moving to Florida in April 2008, she worked for an Urgent Care Group, before joining the faculty at Nova.

Dr. Schugar has had a variety of experience caring for patients and their families in both the pre- operative and post- operative settings, which is part of the experience she hopes to impart on her students as they face the beginning of their own journey into clinical medicine.

Robin moved to South Florida to be closer to her family and the ocean. She shares a passion for animals, books, the Redskins, and travel.