Emily Tucker, FNP | CNSA Physician's Assistant | Neurosurgeon & Spine Specialist in Ballantyne NC & Rock Hill SC

My Locations

Rock Hill

Emily Tucker, FNP

Special Interests

  • Adult Spinal Deformity
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Spine & Intracranial Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Brain and Spine Tumors
  • Brain and Spine Trauma
  • Brain Aneurysms


At Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates, Emily Tucker, NP-C, is a dedicated healthcare provider driven by a passion for helping others achieve optimal wellness. Emily's journey into the field of medicine was shaped by an event during her teenage years. At the age of 17, she endured a severe knee injury that necessitated extensive surgery and sidelined her from playing softball for six months. Throughout her recovery, Emily was inspired by the care she received from her physical therapist, surgeon, and nurses, igniting her desire to pursue a career in healthcare.

During her time as a nurse, Emily had the opportunity to assist in neurosurgery for the first time. It was a defining moment that solidified her passion for neurosurgical care. Emily then pursued an internship with Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine, where she honed her skills and eventually joined the team as a nurse practitioner after completing her advanced training.

Emily's philosophy of care centers around treating the whole patient, recognizing the interconnectedness of physical health, emotional well-being, and personal circumstances. She takes the time to build meaningful relationships with her patients, understanding the impact of their experiences on their journey to recovery.

For every patient, Emily wishes to impart the importance of patience and resilience in the face of illness or injury. She encourages patients to lean on their support systems, embrace the process of healing, and trust in their body's ability to recover, even in the face of challenges.

Originally from Fairfax, VA, Emily now resides with her husband Ken, and their three daughters, their beloved cat Belle, and their energetic springer doodle, Sadie.


Undergraduate Degree: Queens College, Charlotte, NC

Nurse Practitioner Degree: University of North Carolina


Celebrating our Advanced Practice Providers!

This week is National Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Week, and we're excited to recognize our Physicians' Assistants and Nurse Practitioners who contribute to the life-changing, compassionate care provided at Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates (CNSA).

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