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The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions is structured into six major departments, which together offer degrees in eight areas.

Department of Applied Clinical Research

Scott Smith Ph.D.
Scott Smith, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean of Research; Chair, Department of Applied Clinical Research

The Department of Applied Clinical Research is led by Department Chair, Scott Smith, Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor and Jere H. Mitchell, M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Clinical Research.

Applied Clinical Research Faculty

Department of Physical Therapy

Ross Querry, Ph.D.
Ross Querry, PT, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

The Chair for the Department of Physical Therapy is Ross Querry, PT, Ph.D.

The faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy is a powerful blend of highly regarded educators, researchers, and clinicians. Their wide-ranging clinical interests give students access to unique learning.

Physical Therapy faculty

Department of Clinical Nutrition

Dr. Jeffrey Browning
Jeffrey Browning, M.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Clinical Nutrition

The Department of Clinical Nutrition is led by Jeffrey Browning, M.D., who serves as Chair.

Faculty members in the Department of Clinical Nutrition are dedicated to bringing students a superb educational experience. Students learn with nationally recognized professionals who are directly involved in patient care in UT Southwestern hospitals and clinics and active in collaborative research through the Center for Human Nutrition and other campus departments.

Clinical Nutrition faculty

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Dr. Temple Howell-Stampley
Temple Howell-Stampley, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, Professor and Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies is led by Temple Howell-Stampley, M.D., MBA, FACP, an expert faculty recognized for excellence in academics, research, and clinical care. Department faculty members have received prestigious teaching awards, hold important leadership positions in the physician assistant profession, and have published research in nearly a dozen leading journals.

Physician Assistant Studies faculty

Department of Prosthetics-Orthotics

Leslie Gray, M.Ed.
Leslie Gray, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, Associate Professor and Director

The Department of Prosthetics-Orthotics is led by Associate Professor Leslie Gray, M.Ed., CPO, LPO.

Prosthetics-Orthotics faculty


Department of Health Care Sciences

The Department provides an academic infrastructure for several autonomous programs, oversees online learning initiatives, and offers multidisciplinary courses for the School of Health Professions: