Governor Abbott Appoints Four To Texas Physician Assistant Board

Governor Abbott Appoints Four To Texas Physician Assistant Board

The board issues physician assistant licenses to qualified individuals to practice in the State of Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Andrew Sauer, D.M.Sc. to the Texas Physician Assistant Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. Additionally, the Governor appointed Steve Ahmed, M.D. and Sandra Longoria, D.M.Sc. and reappointed Melinda Moore Gottschalk for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. The board issues physician assistant licenses to qualified individuals to practice in the State of Texas.

Andrew Sauer, D.M.Sc. of Amarillo is a physician assistant specializing in chronic pain. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. In addition, he is a member of the Top of Texas Physician Assistant Society and is a certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist with the Nuclear Medicine Certification Board. Sauer received an Associate of Applied Science in radiology, as well as Nuclear Medicine from Amarillo College, a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and a Doctor of Medical Science from Lynchburg University.

Steve Ahmed, M.D. of Big Spring is a physician at Big Spring Pediatrics and a medical advisor for the City of Big Spring, Texas. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University. He previously served as the chief of staff at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Ahmed is a delegate to the Texas Medical Association, president of the Permian Basin Medical Society, and a member of the American Academic of Pediatrics. Ahmed completed his residency training in Pediatrics at Columbia University.

Sandra Longoria, D.M.Sc. of Harlingen is a physician assistant specializing in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Care at Wellmed Medical Management. She is a former member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. In addition, she is a former volunteer with the American Red Cross. Longoria received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from The University of Texas at Brownsville, a Master of Biomedical Science from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Texas – Pan American, and a Doctor of Medical Science from the University of Lynchburg.

Melinda Moore Gottschalk of Round Rock is a physician assistant specializing in Neurology at Baylor Scott & White Health. Previously, she served as an in-patient thoracic head and neck medical oncology physician assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Gottschalk received a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley.


Source: Governors Office