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Department of Physician Assistant Studies
School of Health Professions
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1145

O: SHP/SON 3.642
P: 409-772-3046
F: 409-772-9710


Dr. Courtney Townsend

Courtney M. Townsend, Jr. MD
Professor and Interim Chair

E: ctownsen@utmb.edu

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Heather Ashford

Heather Ashford, MPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education

E: heashfor@utmb.edu

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Jason Borillo

Jason Borillo, MS, PA-C
Clinical Instructor

E: jaborill@utmb.edu

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Marci Contreras

Marci R. Contreras, MPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor and Director of Academic Curriculum

E: mrcontre@utmb.edu

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Angela Donnella

Angela Donnella
Sr. Administrative Secretary

E: addonnel@utmb.edu

Ashley Guillory

Ashley Guillory, PhD
Assistant Professor

E: asguillo@utmb.edu

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Senthil Lakshmanan

Senthil Lakshmanan, MPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor

E: sklakshm@utmb.edu

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Bertha Mendieta

Bertha Mendieta, BS, PA-C
Clinical Instructor

E: bpmendie@utmb.edu

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Shirley McGraw

Shirley McGraw, BS
Administrative Coordinator

E: smcgraw@utmb.edu

Dr. Premal Patel

Premal Patel, MD
Assistant Professor and Medical Director

E: pgpatel@utmb.edu

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Taylor Riggs

Taylor Riggs, MPAS, PA-C
Instructor

E: trriggs@utmb.edu

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Dr. Elisabeth Shell

Elisabeth Shell, PhD, PA-C
Assistant Professor

E: ejshell@utmb.edu

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Barbara SlusherC

Barbara Slusher, MSW, PA-C
Assistant Professor

E: bslusher@utmb.edu

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