Forrest S. Staton, PA-C joined The Skin Surgery Center in September 2016 as a Certified Physician Assistant.  Ms. Staton has been a Certified Physician Assistant since 2006, and she has over 5 years of experience caring for patients.  She has been training with Dr. Stein in Winston-Salem, as well as the other dermatologists at The Skin Surgery Centers in Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

Ms. Staton earned her Master of Medical Science degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and received her bachelor’s degree with cum laude honors from Wake Forest University.

Prior to joining The Skin Surgery Center, Ms. Staton worked as a physician assistant in the Winston-Salem medical community.  Ms. Staton is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants.

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2004 Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
BA, in Spanish
cum laude

2006 Wake Forest University Physician Assistant Program
Winston-Salem, NC
Master of Medicine Science


Dermatology, Central Carolina Dermatology
High Point, NC

Obstetrics/Gynecology, Forsyth Hospital/WFUBMC
Winston-Salem, NC

Family Medicine, Cedar Creek Family Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Emergency Medicine, Davie County ER
Mocksville, NC

Surgery, Cornerstone Surgery
High Point, NC

Pulmonary, Cornerstone Pulmonary
High Point, NC

Gastroenterology, Digestive Health Specialists
Winston-Salem, NC

Psychiatry, Triumph LLC
Mount Airy, NC

Pediatrics, Winston-Salem Health Care
Winston-Salem, NC

Neurology, Winston Neurology
Winston-Salem, NC


Physician Assistant Certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Licensed by North Carolina Medical Board


September 2016 – present
Physician Assistant – Certified
The Skin Surgery Center

December 2014 – September 2016
Physician Assistant – Certified
Winston Neurology
Winston-Salem, NC

2013 – 2014
Physician Assistant – Certified
Salem Neurological Associates
Winston-Salem, NC

June 2012 – December 2012
Medical Scribe
Maplewood Family Practice
Winston-Salem, NC

Nurses Assistant – Certified
WFU Baptist Medical Center Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Winston-Salem, NC

Nurses Assistant – Certified
WFU Baptist Medical Center Department of Urology
Winston-Salem, NC

Summer 2005
Medical Mission trip to Honduras, Centenary United Methodist Church

August 2002 – December 2002
Volunteer Interpreter (Spanish/English)
Community Care Center
Winston-Salem, NC

April 2006 – Masters Thesis – Publication in JAAPA (Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants)
“The role of physician extenders in providing access to care to underserved populations”

October 2005 – Presentation to WFU PA Program Faculty and Students
“Community Acquired MRSA”


2009-2016 WFUBMC Comprehensive Cancer Center
Community Advisory Board Member

2009-2012 Brenner Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees
Committee Member

2009 WFU “Cancer Challenge” – raised over $75,000 for Brain Tumor Research

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