Tara Batz, PA-C, earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of North Carolina, graduating magna cum laude. She then received a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, now known as Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences. With a deep understanding of the complexity of spinal conditions and treatment strategies, her primary goal is to educate patients, so they can make appropriate decisions for their care. Tara will also assist Dr. Patel in the operating room on all surgical cases. She is accredited by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is active with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants.