Lauren Colombo, PA-C | CNSA Physician's Assistant | Neurosurgeon & Spine Specialist in Charlotte NC

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Lauren Colombo, PA-C

Special Interests

  • Pediatric and Adult Neurosurgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Epilepsy Surgical Intervention


Lauren Colombo, PA-C, supports Neurosurgeon Dr. Van Poppel, specializing in adult and pediatric neurosurgery. As a child, Lauren loved her family provider, then thinking it was her pediatrician. Looking back, Lauren discovered she was actually a nurse practitioner, and ultimately her fondness of these memories and experiences led her to become interested in medicine. 

After being mentored by Dr. David Jones, Lauren decided to specialize in neurosurgery. “I shadowed him as a student and was fortunate enough to complete my elective PA school rotation with him. I always thought he had the coolest job, and it turns out I was right!” Lauren said.

Lauren is originally from Charlotte, NC, and her husband is also a physician assistant. They have a son who was born in early 2022. In Lauren’s free time, she loves exercising on her Peloton, reading and cooking. When she can travel, she loves to spend time in Boston, where she went to PA school, and she also loves to visit her parent’s beach house outside of Charleston. Lauren is also a born & raised Tennessee Volunteers football fan.

Partnering with expert Neurosurgeon, Dr. Mark Van Poppel, our Physician Assistant, Lauren Colombo brings high-quality care and expertise to your healthcare journey.


  • Undergraduate Degree
    University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Physician Assistant Degree
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Lauren Colombo, PA-C is a member of Dr. Van Poppel's Care Team

Mark D. Van Poppel, MD
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