Megan LaTorre McManus is a board-certified physician assistant. She is a local to Charleston, South Carolina, where she was born and raised with her entire family. She is a high school graduate of Bishop England High School. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in exercise science with an emphasis in scientific foundations. She then returned home to Charleston, where she went on to earn a Master of Science in physician assistant studies from the Medical University of South Carolina. Upon graduation, she completed the inaugural Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at MUSC, where she gained invaluable knowledge and specialized medical training. After completing the challenging twelve month fellowship, Megan joined the Department of Anesthesia as the first certified physician assistant in the Interventional Pain Management Division at MUSC in September of 2020.
Megan has a passion for helping others, especially those who suffer from debilitating pain that negatively affects their function and quality of life. She understands the challenges associated with chronic pain and the impact it can have not only on patients but also their families and other relationships as well. She is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive care and strongly believes in implementing a biopsychosocial treatment approach that addresses the complex relationship between biological, psychological, and social factors that are unique to each patient and contribute to their pain. This often includes multimodal medications, interventional procedures, and other alternative therapies including but not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, and medical acupuncture. Megan values interdisciplinary collaboration and enjoys working together as a team with other healthcare professionals to optimize patient care. She is an advocate for patient education and ensuring that her patients understand their pain condition and treatment options.