Physician Assistant Studies Faculty & Staff

UTMB full-time PAS faculty held leadership position as

  • AAPA President
  • AAPA Chair of Board of Director
  • PAEA Board
  • State Chapter President
  • Member of JCAHO
  • State Chapter Committee Chairs
  • Over 100 International, National, and Local Presentations
  • Publications in dozens of Peer Reviewed Journal Article


  • Robert J. Philpot, Jr., PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

    Robert J. Philpot, Jr. Department Chair
  • Courtney M. Townsend, Jr. MD

    townsend_144x187 Professor
  • Faiza Baig, BS, PA-C

    baig_144x187 Clinical Instructor
  • Robert Beach, MD

    beach_144x187 Adjunct Professor,
    Director of PA Program Curricular Assessment,
    Professor Emeritus
  • Marci R. Contreras, MPAS, PA-C

    contreras_144x187 Assistant Professor in Instruction,
    Director of Didactic Education
  • Ashley Guillory, PhD

    guillory_144x187 Assistant Professor of Instruction
  • Dora Hawkinson, MSHP, PA-C

    hawkinson_144x187 Assistant Professor of Instruction
  • Senthilkumaran Lakshmanan, MPAS, PA-C

    lakshmanan_144x187 Assistant Professor of Instruction
  • John C. McKee, PhD

    mckee_144x187 Adjunct Assistant Professor,
    Director of PA Program Assessment
  • Thanh-Diu (Donna) Pham, MPAS, PA-C

    pham_144x187 Assistant Professor of Instruction
  • Barbara Slusher, MSW, PA-C, DFAAPA

    slusher_144x187 Assistant Professor of Instruction
  • Taylor Riggs, MPAS, PA-C

    Riggs Taylor_PAS Program Instructor
  • Jason R. Borillo, MS, PA-C

    Borillo Jason_PAS Program Clinical Instructor

Department Staff


Angela Donnella
Sr. Administrative Secretary

Catalina Salinas

Catalina Salinas
Coordinator 1


Shirley McGraw, BS
Administrative Coordinator


Premal Patel, MD
Assistant Professor and Medical Director

 PAS Academic Calendar

Download the 2018-19 calendar in Word format.

Download the 2019-20 calendar in Word format.