Shannon Bednarz is a Florida-licensed Physician Assistant. She works in collaboration with the Director of Dermatology Services at Center For Sight/AMARA, Joshua Newman, M.D. Shannon graduated Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. She then earned her Master of Clinical Medical Science (MCMS) graduate degree and completed the Physician Assistant program at Barry University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Shannon completed the Diplomate Fellowship program; a prestigious comprehensive training program developed specifically for Physician Assistants working in the field of Dermatology. Physician Assistants with this certification have demonstrated a broad knowledge base of dermatologic conditions and treatment options to offer the highest level of patient care.
Shannon’s previous work experience as a Physician Assistant includes urgent care and family medicine environments, where she was responsible for providing healthcare for patients of all ages. Additionally, prior to her Physician Assistant studies, Shannon worked as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant at Center For Sight. She is thrilled to see her career path lead her back to Center For Sight to work in the newly established AMARA dermatology practice.
Physician Assistants (PAs) are healthcare providers who practice in collaboration with their physician. They are independently licensed and do not require the direct supervision of a physician. As a PA working with Dr. Newman, Shannon offers various medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic services, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of skin diseases, with a keen eye for skin cancer detection.
Shannon is a fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Outside of work, Shannon has enjoyed volunteering with local non-profit organizations including the Ronald McDonald House, Girls Inc. of Sarasota and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A Bradenton native, Shannon now resides in Venice with her fiancé, a local veterinarian, where they enjoy outdoor activities and an active lifestyle.