Gary Dunaye, M.P.A.S – P.A.

Gary Dunaye, P. A.

Gary Dunaye, P. A.

Gary was born and educated in northeastern Ohio and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1987. He eventually moved to El Dorado County because it reminded him of the Midwest and felt it was a good place to raise a family.

He completed his education from the University of Akron, Cuyahoga Community College and the University of Nebraska.

While serving in Vietnam, as a Marine combat corpsman, Dunaye became interested in the treatment of head and spinal injuries. After graduating from PA medical school he entered one of the only training programs for PA’s in Neurosurgery associated with the Veteran Medical Center, along with graduate medical studies at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. After completing his training, he moved to California where he began working with injured workers with head and spinal injuries. Gary has been treating injured workers for 20 years, when California changed is Labor Code which altered the way we practice medicine. Gary developed both functional restoration programs and medical software for the injured patient.

Gary says,”I believe chronic pain management and industrial medicine are at the forefront of healthcare using evidence-based medicine.”

Education, Experience, Patents…

Physician Assistant studies from Cuyahoga community college

Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of Akron

Masters in Advance Studies in Industrial Medicine from the University of Nebraska


Physician Assistant Residency in Neurosurgery Cleveland Ohio


American Academy of Pain Management


30 years of clinical experience in Industrial Medicine Acute and Chronic, and Chronic Pain Management


Medical Applications for primary treating physicians


Gary Dunaye, M.P.A.S – P.A. is proud to serve patients in El Dorado County including Placerville, Diamond Springs, Shingle Springs,El Dorado Hills, Rescue, Gold Hill, Coloma, Pilot Hill, Georgetown, Cameron Park, Newtown, Camino, Cedar Grove, Pollock Pines and all the surrounding areas.