Sarah Scantamburlo

Physician Assistant at Michigan Mental Wellness

Sarah grew up in Dearborn and attended Divine Child High School. From there she attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Creative Writing & Literature with Honors and was in the Residential College where she was fluent in Spanish. She then received her Master of Social Work two years later and was the commencement speaker.

After working as a clinical social worker for five years, she decided to pursue her Master of Science in the College of Health Professions at the University of Detroit-Mercy for Physician Assistant Studies. She has been a avid supporter of behavioral and mental health medicine for ten years, working both in the Community Mental Health capacity as well as private practice.

Currently she is pursuing her PhD from the School of Social Work at Wayne State University in Social Policy & Practice on scholarhsip. Her intended dissertation is dedicated to the eradication of mental health stigma.

In 2018 she was awarded the Clinical Professional of the Year from NAMI of Michigan. In the same year she was one of ten Physician Assistants of the Year from Point of Care Network.

As a three time kidney transplant recipient, Sarah feels a strong connection with those experiencing mental health symptoms. Both situations can be invisible diseases and it can be hard for others to understand and appreciate how difficult navigating a chronic health issue can be at times. With respect, reciprocity and enabling autonomy, Sarah hopes to empower patients and allow them to embrace the best life.

Currently she resides in Novi with her husband and two young sons where hockey and soccer rule the schedule.


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