Jessica A. Brown, MPAS, MHA, PA-C
Jessica Brown is a Physician Assistant in the Department of Interventional Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Jessica is a native Texan who found her initial interest in medicine during college, where she studied biomedical science at Texas A&M University. She then earned a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Texas A&M Health Science Center. After graduating, she completed an Administrative Fellowship at Brazosport Regional Health System, now CHI St. Luke’s Brazosport, working as a patient advocate and directly with hospital administration to improve patient satisfaction. She transitioned to the role of quality improvement specialist, preparing the hospital for and ultimately assisting the leadership undergo a successful Joint Commission accreditation survey. Through this role she also worked on numerous quality improvement projects involving patient care in the Emergency Department, which eventually led to an interest in becoming a healthcare provider.
She returned to graduate school and completed her training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, earning a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. During training she completed elective clinical rotations at Texas Children's Hospital in both Interventional Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery. The excellent patient care, clinical innovations, and focus on teamwork inspired her to join the Interventional Radiology team after graduation.
She works with the APP team to complete comprehensive consultations prior to all inpatient IR procedures, as well as follow-up visits with both inpatients and outpatients. Her philosophy is to use communication to understand the needs and expectations of each patient in order to provide safe, evidence-based medicine through a team-based approach. She enjoys educating and training Physician Assistant students, as well as mentoring undergraduate students interested in the Physician Assistant profession. She has also completed research studying complications of central venous catheters, with the goal of publishing the findings in a peer-reviewed journal.
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