At SERO, we pride ourselves on the strong, lasting relationships we build with each patient. These relationships help us create a comfortable, trust-filled environment while providing top-notch care.
To help give SERO patients a peek behind the curtain, each month we interview one of our providers to learn more about their hobbies, family, and personal background. This month, please meet Amanda Aguirre-Johnson, one of SERO’s highly-qualified Physician Assistants.
Where are you from?
My husband and I were both raised in South Carolina. After I graduated from PA school in 2016, we lived in Georgia, where I worked in Nephrology. Our son Roman was born in February 2019 and we decided moving closer to family was important, so we returned to Charlotte.
Tell us more about your family.
My husband, Kent, works for Ally—mainly out of the Charlotte, Detroit, and Atlanta offices. Our son Roman has just started pre-kindergarten and always has something funny to say. We recently expanded our family with the birth of our daughter, Serena, in June 2022, and we’re happier than ever!
Where did you go to school?
I stayed in Charleston for my undergraduate and master’s degrees, graduating from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Spanish. I then received my M.A. in Biology from Charleston’s Citadel Graduate College. After that, I attended PA school at the Debusk College of Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, where I graduated in 2016.
Tell us about your hobbies.
In our free time, my family likes to enjoy lazy days on the lake. We’re usually either on our pontoon boat or building sandcastles with Roman on one of the lake’s islands. When it gets colder, I like to stay inside bundled up while my husband has bonfires with s’mores in the backyard. There’s nothing better than sitting and looking out the window at the trees and lake while having morning coffee or winding down for bed—when my 3-year-old allows it!
What drives you in your career?
During my clinical rotations, I did it all—inpatient and outpatient internal medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, OB/GYN, emergency medicine, family medicine, counseling and psychiatry, and general surgery. While I worked in Nephology after graduating from PA school, I moved to Radiation Oncology when I began working with SERO in September 2020. I’m very happy with the move to Radiation Oncology, as it’s a very spiritually rewarding area of medicine and has an excellent work-life balance.