Board Certification

  • Physician Assistant


Shalonda Pettis is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant (PA) with 20 years of clinical experience. She has practiced in multiple clinical settings to include Family Practice, Urgent Care, and Cardiology. Mrs. Pettis completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama and then earned her Master of Medical Science degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She later earned her Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) degree from the University of Lynchburg, Virginia, and completed advanced training in cardiology and healthcare leadership. Her scholarly research focused on new diagnostic strategies and emerging therapies for Cardiac Amyloidosis.

As an Atlanta native, Dr. Pettis has always been involved in the community. She has a passion for wellness and disease prevention, and believes in the importance of mental, physical, and spiritual well-being for optimal health. She is a nationally certified health and wellness coach and considers this title just as important as her PA role. With an equal passion for teaching, Dr. Pettis has served PA programs in various capacities including Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Coordinator, Adjunct Professor, Lab Instructor, and PA student preceptor. She is dedicated to her profession and to her community and has a desire to see others succeed.

A devoted wife and proud mother of 3 boys, Dr. Pettis enjoys laughter, working out at the gym, hosting community wellness events and traveling with her family.