Nina grew up in Douglasville, GA. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy at Georgia State University in 2001. Following graduation, she worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for over five years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. She then went back to school and earned her Masters of Medical Science from Emory University’s Physician Assistant Program in 2011, graduating with high honors. She was inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honors Society and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Nina joined the MetroDerm practice and began working with Dr. Amy Kim and Dr. Corrie Alford in September 2012, at both the Johnson Ferry/Perimeter and Paulding/West Cobb locations.
Nina has spent a good portion of her free time traveling and volunteering. Locally, she has volunteered with various organizations including Hands on Atlanta, Habitat for Humanity, and City of Refuge. As a member of Health Volunteers Overseas, she spent a month in Lima, Peru where she trained local health care providers in proper respiratory techniques. During her Physician Assistant training, Nina took part in the South Georgia Farmworker Health Project, working in makeshift clinics with faculty and physicians, providing free care to farm workers. She also traveled to Ghana, where she trained in local hospitals and participated in various community outreach initiatives. Along with traveling throughout the U.S., she has visited India, Thailand, Indonesia, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, and Belize.
Nina is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants, and the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistant Society.