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Texas Medical Center

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


6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030

Kristina P. Marsack, MS, PA-C

Director, Department of Surgery Advanced Practice Providers

Academic Director, PA Surgical, Orthopedic and Community Fellowships
Physician Assistant-Certified
Associate 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 received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Science degree in biology from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from Baylor College of Medicine. She began her surgical career as a plastic surgery physician assistant in 2005 with Baylor College of Medicine at Ben Taub General Hospital with a focus on trauma and cancer reconstruction. She transitioned to the Pediatric Plastic Surgery team at Texas Children's Hospital in 2016 and has expanded her interests to caring for plastic surgery conditions in the pediatric population. In addition to treating and caring for patients with general plastic surgery needs, including facial, hand and vascular anomalies, she is the Director of the Department of Surgery Advanced Practice Providers and the Academic Director for the ARC-PA accredited PA Surgical, Orthopedic and Community Fellowships at Texas Children’s. 

Kris is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and medically licensed through the Texas Medical Board.  She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA), the Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants (APSPA), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Texas Gulf Coast PAs (TGCPA) and the Society of PAs in Pediatrics (SPAP). She currently serves as the AAPA Medical Liaison to the ASPS and is a Director at Large for APSPA. 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Physician Associates (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

Volk AS, Eisemann BS, Dibbs RP, Perdanasari AT, Braun TL, Marsack KP. The Utility of an Open-Access Surgical Simulator to Enhance Surgeon Training. J Craniofac Surg Jan/Feb:31(1):72-76.

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.

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.