Faculty & Staff

Mr. Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Physician Assistant Studies

Information Technology Services


Network Specialist


P: 601-484-0125 for Richard Anderson
F: 601-484-0139 for Richard Anderson

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Portrait of Tina Cole with short dark hair wearing a blue shirt.

Tina Cole

Physician Assistant Studies


Administrative Assistant


P: 601-696-2320 for Tina Cole
F: 601-696-2350 for Tina Cole

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Ms. Heather Dearing

Heather Dearing

Physician Assistant Studies


Program Support Specialist


P: 601-696-2346 for Heather Dearing
F: 601-696-2350 for Heather Dearing

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Portrait of Dr. Freddy Grant wearing a white lab coat with the Rush Foundation Hospital logo and a blue shirt.

Freddy Grant, MD

Physician Assistant Studies


Lecturer


Email for Freddy Grant, MD
Photo of Megan Hatch, PharmD, BCPS wearing a maroon top with long curly hair.

Megan Hatch, PharmD, BCPS

Physician Assistant Studies


Assistant Clinical Professor


Coordinator of Clinical Experiences


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Tammy Henderson, MD

Physician Assistant Studies


Instructional Faculty


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Portrait of Dr. James R. Kilgore wearing a blue blazer with a blue tie and light blue shirt with MSU lapel pin.

James R. Kilgore, DMSc, Ph.D., PA-C, DFAAPA

Physician Assistant Studies


Associate Program Director


Associate Clinical Professor


P: 601-484-0179 for James R. Kilgore, DMSc, Ph.D., PA-C, DFAAPA
F: 601-696-2350 for James R. Kilgore, DMSc, Ph.D., PA-C, DFAAPA

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Portrait of Dr. Cedric J. Ruffin wearing navy blazer and blue shirt with silver bow tie and maroon pocket square and lapel pin

Cedric J. Ruffin, DMSc, MSM, PA-C

Physician Assistant Studies


Assistant Clinical Professor


P: 601-696-2344 for Cedric J. Ruffin, DMSc, MSM, PA-C
F: 601-696-2350 for Cedric J. Ruffin, DMSc, MSM, PA-C

Email for Cedric J. Ruffin, DMSc, MSM, PA-C
Portrait of Dr. Lee Valentine wearing a white medical coat with a blue shirt and a red tie.

Lee Valentine, DO

Physician Assistant Studies


Medical Director


P: 601-696-2320 for Lee Valentine, DO
F: 601-696-2350 for Lee Valentine, DO

Portrait of Ms. Heidi Vonderheide with long brown hair wearing glasses and a grey shirt with a blue top

Heidi Vonderheide, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant Studies


Assistant Clinical Professor


P: 601-696-2294 for Heidi Vonderheide, MMS, PA-C
F: 601-696-2350 for Heidi Vonderheide, MMS, PA-C

Email for Heidi Vonderheide, MMS, PA-C
Portrait of Shey Washburn with long light red hair wearing a necklace and a white blouse

Shey Washburn, DMSc, PA-C

Physician Assistant Studies


Program Director


Assistant Clinical Professor


P: 601-484-0196 for Shey Washburn, DMSc, PA-C
F: 601-696-2350 for Shey Washburn, DMSc, PA-C

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 Kathryn Werner, MPAS, PA-C

Kathryn Werner, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant Studies


Instructional Faculty


Portrait of Dr. Wurm wearing a black blazer with a white shirt and a blue tie. He is also wearing an MSU lapel pin.

Van Wurm, MD

Physician Assistant Studies


Assistant Clinical Professor


P: 601-696-2321 for Van Wurm, MD

Email for Van Wurm, MD