Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship

Overview of Surgery PA Fellowship Program

Providing advanced pediatric surgical training to physician assistants

The Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship Program at Texas Children’s Hospital is the first of its kind in the country to provide a specialized training opportunity specifically for physician assistants. This intensive12-month didactic and clinical pediatric training program ensures a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a full spectrum of pediatric surgical subspecialties, including congenital heart surgery, general pediatric surgery, hand/microsurgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, surgical hospitalists, transplant, trauma, and urology. 

The one-year program includes clinical pediatric surgical subspecialty experience, dedicated research time, and specialty workshops to include suture, cadaver and simulation labs. Training will be provided in clinics, on the surgical floors and in the operating room and will involve pre-, intra- and post-operative care. Learn more about our curriculum.  

The program is led by Dr. Larry Hollier, Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director; Ryan Krasnosky, PA-C, DrPH, Assistant Medical Director; Kris Marsack, MS, PA-C, Academic Program Director; Jacqueline Broda, PA-C, Program Director; and Jordan Rodriguez, Project Manager and Program Coordinator. 

This fellowship program is suitable for both new PA program graduates as well as experienced physician assistants who would like to plan and/or redirect their future career in a surgical subspecialty.


Credentials Awarded   

Upon successful completion of the program, a certificate will be awarded from the Texas Children’s Hospital Department of Surgery.


Physician Assistant Training at Texas Children’s Hospital  

The pediatric surgery PA fellowship program at Texas Children’s Hospital was established in 2013. The fellowship program has evolved, grown, and has proven that physician assistants are integral in the success of the department of surgery.


Accreditation Status  

Texas Children’s Hospital Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship Program has applied for Postgraduate Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Texas Children’s Hospital Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship Program anticipates review of its application for Postgraduate Accreditation - Provisional status at the February 2022 ARC-PA meeting.


Contact Us  

For more information about the Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship program, contact:

Jordan Rodriguez, Project Manager & Program Coordinator  
Texas Children’s Hospital, Department of Surgery  
Email: jlmcandr@texaschildrens.org  
Phone: 832-826-6294