Student Spotlight

Emilie Mathura, OMS I

Class of 2023

  • Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Student Government Association, OB/GYN Club, American Medical Women's Association, and Medical Students for Choice.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The Urban Underserved Track and the sabbatical program which will allow me to complete my Master of Public Health...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cathy Ruff, MS, PA-C

Program Director and Chair of Physician Assistant Studies
Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Cellular/Molecular Biology. Physician Assistant Training at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach professionalism topics, Physical Exam, and small group skills. Why did you choose...
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Profile

Whitney Lambarri, MS, PA-C

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Program

wlambarri@rvu.edu  •  (720) 795-9737
RVUCOM-CO Campus  •  C-140

 

Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards |Publications and Presentations


Education


  • Master of Sciences
    Physician Assistant Studies
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
    2009
  • Bachelor of Sciences
    Nutrition Sciences
    Baylor University
    Waco, TX
    2006

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Professional Experience


  • 2019 – Present: Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
    Rocky Vista University, Master of Physician Assistant Studies
  • 2016 – 2019: Physician Assistant (Breast Surgical Oncology)
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2016 – 2018: PA Student Preceptor
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • 20162017: Admissions Interviewer for PA Student Program
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2015: Physician Assistant (Reconstructive Surgery)
    Sean Boutros MD
  • 2013 2015: Supervisor of Mid-Level Providers
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2010 – 2015: Physician Assistant (Breast Surgical Oncology)
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2010: Physician Assistant (Cardiology)
    Ed Leahey MD
  • 2007: Nutritionist
    Optimal Health and Wellness Center

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Licensed Physician Assistant – Colorado Medical Board
  • Licensed Physician Assistant – Texas Medical Board
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
    2010 – present
  • American Heart Association – Basic Life Support
  • Certified Personal Trainer – American College of Sports Medicine

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
    Fellow Member
  • Texas Academy of Physician Assistants
    Fellow Member

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Honors and Awards


  • Honors Graduate
    Baylor College of Medicine

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Publications and Presentations


Presentations

  • “Breast Imaging: What You Need to Know”
    Breast Friends Breast Cancer Support Group
    2017
  • “Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer”
    Nursing In-Service Instructor
    2017
  • “Sideroblastic and Megaloblastic Anemia”
    Baylor College of Medicine
    2017
  • “Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging”
    Nursing In-Service
    2013
  • “Hemolytic Anemia”
    Baylor College of Medicine
    2012
  • “Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging’s Effectiveness in Detection of Primary Breast Cancer”
    Journal Club
    2011

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