The more than 90 full- and part-time faculty members in the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions are committed to preparing students for successful careers in a variety of health care delivery settings, providing high-quality patient and client services, conducting important clinical research, and enhancing professional development.

In each of the program areas below, these educators, clinicians, and researchers are dedicated to improving not only the educational process but also the health care delivery system.

Clinical Nutrition

Lona Sandon, Ph.D., R.D./L.D.
Director, Clinical Nutrition–Coordinated Program
Director, Clinical Nutrition–Health Professionals Track

Clinical Nutrition faculty

Physical Therapy

Beth Deschenes, P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S.
Interim Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

Patricia Blau, Ph.D., PT
Vice Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy faculty

Physician Assistant Studies

P. Eugene Jones, Ph.D., PA-C
Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Director, Physician Assistant Studies Program

Physician Assistant Studies faculty


Leslie Gray, M.Ed., C.P.O, L.P.O.
Interim Director, Prosthetics-Orthotics Program

Prosthetics-Orthotics faculty

Radiation Therapy

Kameka Rideaux, M.B.A., RT(R)(T)
Director, Radiation Therapy Program

Radiation Therapy faculty

Rehabilitation Counseling

Robert Drake, M.S.
Inerim Program Director

Cheryl H. Silver, Ph.D., R.D.
Co-Director, Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Rehabilitation Counseling faculty