Melissa Hall, PA-C
Melissa completed her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with a minor in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2010. She went on to receive her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from University of Texas Medical Branch in 2013. Melissa began her PA career at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery where she worked in the Houston Area Locations (Memorial City, Katy & Sugar Land) from 2014 – 2017. She worked for Texas Children’s Hospital in the Woodlands in Pediatric General Surgery in 2017 prior to returning to MD Anderson Cancer Center where she currently works in the Plastic/Reconstructive Department. Melissa is an active participant in Baylor & UTMB PA program and TAPA suture workshops. She has served on the TAPA Membership Committee previously. Melissa has been a member of TGCPAA since 2014 and served as TGCPAA Secretary from 2017-2019.
Sarah Heins, PA-C
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona in 2013 and continued on to receive her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2016. Shortly after graduation she began her career in Surgical Oncology/Colorectal Surgery at MD Anderson in the Houston Area Locations (Sugar Land) as well as TMC. Sarah started participation within TGCPAA as a student member and has continued to be involved participating as a CME committee member for the 2019 CME Conference for APPs.
Caitlin Lange Fabian, PA-C
Caitlin completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Texas A&M University in 2014 and continued on to receive her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at University of Texas Medical Branch in 2016. Caitlin began her career as a Physician Assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she currently works, in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department. Caitlin began her participation in TGCPAA as a student member and then went on to become a fellow member once she finished PA school. Caitlin quickly became involved with TGCPAA by teaching suture workshops at the CME events. She served on the Ways and Means Committee in 2018-2019. She implemented a Pre-PA Track at the bi-annual TGCPAA CME Conference in 2019. She continues to be passionate about mentoring Pre-PA students and PA students.
Heather Gibson, PA-C
Heather received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Neuroscience from Texas A&M University in 2010. She then completed a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013. After graduation, she joined the Surgical Oncology department at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Heather joined TGCPAA in 2015.
Brooke Schweitzer, PA-C
Dr. Brooke Schweitzer practices at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas where she serves as Associate Medical Director of Inpatient Surgery and Supervisor for Advanced Practice Providers in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. Dr. Schweitzer is also adjunct faculty at Rocky Mountain University in the Doctor of Medical Science program teaching courses in healthcare administration, patient safety, and medical quality. Prior to her work at MD Anderson, she practiced in a number of capacities including work in emergency, hospital, geriatric, and family medicine as well as serving as interim CEO & CFO at a critical access hospital in Kansas. She is a didactic preceptor at Baylor College of Medicine and clinical preceptor for PA and medical students on surgical rotations. She is an elected delegate for AAPA representing the Texas constituency and serves on the TAPA legislative affairs committee. She is also a Trustee of the Texas PA Political Action Committee. Dr. Schweitzer also serves as Trustee of the Board of Directors for the Texas Gulf Coast PA Association and is a member of Pi Alpha National PA honor society. She received her Doctor of Medical Science degree from Lynchburg University in clinical medicine and healthcare administration. She is a graduate of Des Moines University with a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Her undergraduate degree was completed at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Biology, with minor degrees in Chemistry and Psychology.
Gordon Tilney, PA-C
Gordon received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University and continued on to complete a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He worked in neurosciences at LA County Hospital, Cedar Sinai, and UCLA early in his career. Gordon has spent the last 12 years working at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department. As a PA, he loves to give back to his Alma Mater by mentoring and precepting students as well as leading the surgical skills workshops at Baylor College of Medicine. In his free time, he loves to travel with his family and relax with his two dogs at home.