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Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information about the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program at UT Southwestern.

Telephone, Fax, and Email

Phone: 214-648-1701
Fax: 214-648-1003

Physical Address

6011 Harry Hines Blvd.
Suite V4.114
Dallas TX 75390

Mailing Address

UT Southwestern School of Health Professions
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9090

Our Staff

Rita Billups, Departmental Administrator

Rita manages and directs administrative business functions within the department and is responsible for financial accounting, personnel documentation, and coordination of the day-to-day operations of the office. She also serves on the Administrative Council committee for the School of Health Professions.

Leslie Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant

Leslie is the front office and telephone receptionist. Leslie supports the faculty, staff and students; providing information about the program and application process.

Lynn Giarratano, Program Coordinator

Lynn is responsible for oversight and management of ARC-PA standards B3 and C3 for the clinical side of the program. Lynn assists with data collection and analysis of supervised clinical practices experiences and also assists with evaluation and quality control activities on the clinical side of the program.

Isela Perez, Sr. Education Coordinator

Isela manages the student recruitment and application process. She also assists with the pre-clinical curriculum and class registration for Summer l.

Anthony Ballard, Education Assistant

Anthony assists in the development of clinical preceptorship sites, related affiliation agreements, and assignments of students to their clinical sites. He also manages the preparation of examination documents, scoring, and related database maintenance.

Kendra Banks, Education Assistant

Kendra manages the didactic curriculum to include semester scheduling, course evaluations (administering and compiling results), exam posting/proctoring and preparation of materials for Group Leaders. She also coordinates the Class Officer elections.

Heather Salinas, Project Manager and Clinical Coordinator

Heather is responsible for oversight of the clinical curriculum including its structure, organization, and implementation in accordance with ARC-PA standards. She monitors and evaluates the quality and effectiveness of instruction and clinical preceptors at all affiliated clinical sites. Heather serves as a point of contact for projects across the clinical phase of the program including the development of work plans, management of tasks and deliverables, and communication with team members and management.