Physician Assistant Program - Orlando

Faculty and Staff

Laura Gunder McClary, DHSc, MHE, PA-C
Associate Professor

Laura Gunder McClaryDoctor Gunder McClary joined the PA Department in Orlando as an Associate Professor in April 2013. She was previously on the PA program faculty at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and the MD program faculty at Oceania University of Medicine, Samoa. Prior to changing careers to become a PA, she worked as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, having earned both a B.S. in Medical Technology in 1995 and a M.H.E. in 1997 from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Gunder McClary received her Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her entrance into healthcare began in the clinical laboratory profession in 1989 and beside her clinical experience she has worked as a patient educator, a medical writer, course developer and consultant. In 2011, Dr. Gunder McClary, along with her husband, founded Guardian Health Partners, LLC, a medical house-calls program and consulting business.

Her academic interests include problem-based learning, medical writing, web-based learning and technology in teaching. Clinically, she has practiced urgent care, family medicine and internal medicine and takes a special interest in rural health, geriatrics, palliative care and house calls.

When she is not teaching or seeing patients, Dr. Gunder McClary enjoys spending time with her husband, James, and their four children, camping, cooking and gardening.