Courtney Scamardo, PA-C, grew up in Navasota, Texas, where she was introduced to medicine by her father, a small-town internal medicine doctor. After graduating on the Dean’s List from McComb’s Business School at the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Marketing, she decided the medical world was her true calling. She elected to pursue a career as a physician assistant and earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 2014. Prior to joining U.S. Dermatology Partners of Austin, Courtney honed her skills working in internal medicine.
She is currently a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Central Texas Physician Assistant Society. She has been certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners.
She enjoys the satisfaction that comes from building trust and relationships with her patients through treating a variety of ailments. The partnership between patient and provider in dermatology sets it apart from many other fields and she enjoys being able to have such a positive effect on people’s lives by treating their skin conditions.
When she is not practicing dermatology, Courtney is an avid sports fan, and you will often find her at sporting events with her friends and family or watching games at home with her husband and two dogs, Biff and CV. She also has a 21-year-old ball python, Rastis. She loves to cook gourmet meals and owns over 100 cookbooks, which she only reads once and doesn’t actually use for recipes, just for inspiration. She loves to travel with her husband, to whom she was recently married in Costa Rica. Every year, she celebrates her birthday in New Orleans, her second favorite city behind Austin. Her favorite seasons are fall and spring, during which you can find her hiking and backpacking around the country. She especially enjoys spending time in the Pacific Northwest and Colorado.