Joan McTigue, M.S., PA-C


Joan McTigue is a physician assistant in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. In addition, she is a board member of the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society.

Ms. McTigue’s area of interest is patient education and patient advocacy. She has been on the board of directors for several community and educational nonprofit organizations including Gainesville Women’s Health Center and the Gainesville chapter of The Arthritis Foundation. She is currently the associate scientific editor for the American College of Rheumatology web based post-graduate rheumatology training program for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Ms. McTigue also is on the editorial staff of ADVANCE for Physician Assistants and a peer reviewer for The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She has authored numerous articles and has been a study coordinator or co-investigator on numerous research projects in both women’s health and rheumatology.

Ms. McTigue received her bachelor’s degree in health science from State University of New York in Stony Brook, New York, and a master’s in health science from University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska.