McKenzie Nelson Rush PA-C


Meet McKenzie Nelson Rush PA-C

McKenzie Nelson Rush, PA-C is a Board Certified Physician Assistant at Erick Sanchez, MD Plastic Surgery and has been treating patients since 2014.

She understands that plastic surgery is a personal journey for each patient, and in order to provide safety and the best possible outcome, aesthetic treatment modalities must be tailored according to their specific needs. The Sanchez Plastic Surgery team is committed to quality personal service, patient confidentiality, and great results.


McKenzie Nelson Rush PA-C graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Biological Sciences and Our Lady of the Lake College in their Physician Assistant Program. From there she honed her skills at Willis Knighton Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery Clinic, River Cities Interventional Pain Specialist, Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic under Dr. Niels Linschoten and Radiology Associates, before coming to Sanchez Plastic Surgery. We welcome her as a member of our team.

Volunteer Experience

2018 – New Orleans Medical Mission to Guayaquil, Ecuador
Worked alongside pediatric orthopedic surgeons for one week to bring free medical treatment, consultation, equipment and supplies to an underserved community.

2007-2010 – Phi Mu’s Man of the Year
Served as chairperson for Phi Mu’s major philanthropic event “Man of the Year” which raises money for Children’s Miracle Network. (Raised approximately $10,000 per year)

2006-2010 – Habitat for Humanity
Helped to build homes for disadvantaged families

2007 – Carnival Krewe de Louisane Junior Social Chairperson
Assisted in raising funds for Our Lady of the Lake Foundation by recruiting new members as well as setting up for annual Mardi Gras Ball. (Raised approximately $200,000)

2005 – Mission Honduras
Spent two weeks working with orphaned children on a mission site in Honduras. Assisted in organizing donations and rebuilding mission site.


  • NCCPA Certified, 2014
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners Certified, 2014
  • American Heart Association Healthcare provider, Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Da Vinci System Training – First Assistant Certified, 2014
  • REMS SAFE Opioid Prescribing Course Completion, 2015