Justin Gambini, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Director of Curriculum and Fellowships

Assistant Professor of Medical Science

Justin Gambini

Dr. Justin M. Gambini, DMSc, PA-C, joined the Doctor of Medical Science program as an assistant professor in 2021. In the five years previous, he worked as an assistant and adjunct professor in Campbell University’s physician assistant program, while also, for two years, serving as an emergency medicine physician assistant for Raleigh Emergency Medicine Associates of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Gambini previously practiced as an emergency medicine PA for Wake Emergency Physicians of Raleigh (2014-18); as an emergency medicine PA (2012-14) and hospitalist PA (2010-12), both at Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston, Virginia; and as a hospitalist PA at the Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, Virginia (2010). He also served as a deputy police surgeon for both the town of South Boston, Virginia, and the Halifax Sheriff’s Department. 

Gambini has also been active in his community, serving as the chair of student affairs, co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) student taskforce, and chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Continuing Medical Education Committee at the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. He has provided numerous national talks on various subjects, from infectious diseases and point of care ultrasound (POCUS), in which he has advanced training.

Gambini is recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA). The Distinguished Fellow program was established by AAPA in 2007 to recognize the exceptional contributions of PAs to the profession through professional achievement, leadership, professional interaction, learning, and community service. After acceptance into the program, Distinguished Fellows continue to contribute to the work of AAPA and the PA profession. This distinction is earned by less than 2% of the entire AAPA membership.  

He is also currently serving on the board of directors for the Piedmont Railroad Museum, as a STEM Camp advisor at Campbell University, and as a medical director with the Special Olympics. He has a passion for medical service and has served on medical missions trips to Matagalpa and Managua, Nicaragua.

Gambini teaches remotely from his home in Holly Springs, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife.