Punam Punja is a graduate of Georgia State University in Atlanta, where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in medical science as a physician assistant from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.
Previously, Punam served as a guest lecturer at Mercer University and a physician assistant at AGA’s Liver Center for three years before moving to North Carolina in 2013. As a physician assistant at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center in Greenville, she specialized in evaluating GI oncology patients and coordinated the Center’s GI Cancer Conference. She co-authored studies in hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic cancer that were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Punam is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She is also certified in advanced cardiac life support and basic life support.
She returned to AGA’s Liver Center in 2016.