Kristina P. Marsack, MS, PA-C


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-3180
Fax: 832-825-3192

Contact Information

6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Physician Assistant-Certified

Texas Children's Hospital

Assistant Director, Surgical Advanced Practice Providers, Texas Children's Hospital

Academic Director, PA Surgical Fellowship, Texas Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine masters Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies 2004
Purdue University masters Masters of Science in Biology 2000


Kris Marsack, MS, PA-C began her surgical career as a Plastic Surgery PA in 2005 with Baylor College of Medicine at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, TX with a focus on trauma and cancer reconstruction. She transitioned to the Pediatric Plastic Surgery team at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) in 2016 and has expanded her interests to caring for plastic surgery conditions in the pediatric population. She works alongside the Surgeon-in-Chief, Larry Hollier Jr. MD, in treating and caring for patients who are affected with general plastic surgery needs, including facial, hand, and vascular anomalies. Aside from her clinical responsibilities, she is also the Assistant Director of Clinical Operations for the Surgical Advanced Practice Providers and the Academic Director for the PA Surgical and Orthopedic Fellowships at TCH. She has been an Assistant Professor with Baylor College of Medicine since 2005. Kris received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame, received her Master of Science in Biology from Purdue University and then proceeded to obtain a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Baylor College of Medicine. She is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and medically licensed through the Texas Medical Board. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants (APSPA), and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). She is currently the AAPA Medical Liaison to the ASPS and is a Director at Large for APSPA.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Role AAPA Liaison to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Affiliate Member
Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants (APSPA) Director at Large

Selected Publications

Charno C, Marsack K. Making women whole again: a review of breast reconstruction. JAAPA 2014 Oct; 27(10):36-44.

Xue AS, Koshy JC, Wolfswinkel EM, Weathers WM, Marsack KP, Hollier LH. A Prospective Study of Strut versus Miniplate for Fractures of Mandibular Angle. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr 2013 Sep; 6(3):191-6.

Chanesian, Jessi Rodriguez. "Endless Opportunities: Plastic Surgery." The Ultimate Guide to the Physician Assistant Profession: A Personal Mentoring Guide to Success. McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. 79-83. Print.

Marsack KP, Braun TL, Hollier LH Jr. Review of “Revised CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines for Health-Related Research Involving Humans” by van Delden JJM, van der Graaf R. JAMA online 2016; E1. Submitted to Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2017 Mar;28(2):576. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003587. 

Marsack KP, Hollier LH Jr. Review of “Medical error – the third leading cause of death in the US” by Makary MA and Daniel M.  BMJ 2016;353:i2139 doi: 10.1136/bmj.i2139. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2017 May 31. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003673.