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At Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute, we are proud to offer advanced treatment and compassionate, individual care from our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians, nurses, and care coordinators.
Allison Whittlesey, MS, PA-C

Allison Whittlesey , MS, PA-C

Allison Whittlesey, MS, PA-C is a nationally-certified and Texas-licensed Physician Assistant. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Texas to attend Southern Methodist University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Society and Psychology, with minors in Chemistry and Biology. Then she attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX where she earned a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies and served as the Vice President of her class. Furthermore, Allison is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants.


Baylor College of Medicine June 2017 – December 2019
Master of Science:  Physician Assistant Studies

Southern Methodist University – August 2012 – May 2019
Bachelor of Science Health and Society, Physiological Emphasis
Bachelor of Arts Psychology
Minors: Chemistry and Biology

Surgery Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston TX
  Preceptors:  Dr. Eric Silberfein and Dr. Cary Hsu
Emergency Medicine Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston TX
  Preceptor: Eric Martinez, PA-C
Obstetrics & Gynecology Baylor Scott & White Hospital, Round Rock, TX
  Preceptor: Dr. Joseph Fernandez
Outpatient – Pediatrics Baylor Scott & White, Hemingway Clinic, Kileen, TX
  Preceptor: Dr. Robert Organ
Pediatrics – Newborn Nursery Ben Toub General Hospital, Houston TX
  Preceptor: Dr. Funimiola Owalabi
Pediatrics – GI/Liver Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston TX
  Preceptor: Dr. Bruno Chumpitazi
Internal Medicine Inpatient Michael E Debakey, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston TX
  The Preceptors: Dr. Stephanie Sherman, Dr. Andrew Caruso, Dr. Cory Ritter, Dr. Zaven Sargayan
Internal Medicine Outpatient Medical Associates of Houston, Houston TX
  Preceptor: Dr. Winston Watkins
Community /Family Medicine Jacinto Medical Group, Baytown TX
  Preceptor: Dr. Rafael Pardo
Psychiatry Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston TX
  Preceptor: Dr. Li Li
PM&R TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston TX
  Preceptor: Dr, Lisa Wenzel
Geriatrics Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston TX
  Preceptors: Michael Anderson, PA-C, and Dr. Angeia Catic

Vice President
Robert Luchi Society, Physician Assistant Program Class of 2019
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Appointed as Class of 2019 Vice President who organized and coordinated campus tours, student panels, social hours, and housing accommodations for over 100 Baylor College of Medicine PA Program interviewees.  Served as welcoming chair to new PA Program students by providing the welcome letter, including housing and booklist suggestions, and matching students with older “buddies”.  Organized and coordinated awareness campaigns and events for PA week.

Cabinet Member

Relay for Life Coordinator
Chi Omega, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Appointed as Chi Omega Cabinet Member who organized and executed team fundraising and event logistics for Relay for Life, raising thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society