Karina Hooper, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant in Gastroenterology

Special Interests

    Reflux disorders, GI motility disorders, Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, liver diseases, pancreatitis, gallbladder problems, diverticulitis, GI bleeding, hemorrhoids, IBS, colon cancer screening, colon polyps, constipation, diarrhea and other gastroenterology related disorders, management of acute care hospitalized patients.




College Education

    BS University of Florida Gainesville, Florida, 2003 (Cum Laude)

Medical Education

    BS Nova Southeastern University Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2005
    MMS Nova Southeastern University Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2005

Professional Experience

    Gastroenterology Specialists of Southwest Florida, PA (2005-present)
    Gainesville Medical Specialists (2002-2003)

Teaching Experience

    Nova Southeastern University (2007)


    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)



Professional Societies

    American Academy of Physician Assistants
    Florida Academy of Physician Assistants

Academic Appointments

    Guest Lecturer at Nova Southeastern University




    University of Florida President’s Honor Roll
    National Society of Collegiate Scholars

National Dean’s List