Patricia L. McKay M.D. Physician


A native of Maryland, Dr. McKay attended the Uniformed Services University (USU), F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. She completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center and a Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. McKay served nearly three decades in the Navy including a tour in Okinawa with the First Marine Airwing and aboard the hospital ship USNS COMFORT during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Throughout her military career, she provided outstanding care to service members and their families. While in Bethesda, she served as Hand Surgery consultant to the White House Medical Unit. Passionate about medical education, she was Program Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency for several years and then returned to the USU as Commandant for the School of Medicine before being selected as Interim Chair of the Norman M. Rich, Department of Surgery. Dr McKay concluded her military service as Assistant Dean for Clinical Sciences and was recognized with the Defense Superior Service Award.  Having transitioned from the Navy in 2017, she continued to practice hand surgery with the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics (CAO), Southern Maryland Division and as an American Red Cross Volunteer at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  Dr. McKay has recently joined the CAO Parkway Division and is looking forward to serving this community.

Medical Degree

Uniformed Services University (USU), F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine; Bethesda, MD


National Naval Medical Center; Bethesda, MD


Mayo Clinic; Rochester, MN