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Air Force Physician Assistant

San Antonio, TX
May 13, 2020

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Maria “Crissy” Leal

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San Antonio, Tx 78250



Master of Physician Assistant Studies, August 2007

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)

University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (UTSA)

August 2004 - May 2005

St. Philip's College

August 1991-August 2004

University of Texas at San Antonio

June 2002 - May 2003

Palo Alto College

August 1995 - December 1995

United States Air Force

Medical Laboratory Journeyman Training

September 1988 - November 1989

Graduated in 1988 from Victoria High School

Victoria, Texas


Physician Assistant (PA), Associate Faculty

UT Medicine, Hospital Medicine, University Hospital

Department of Medicine

December 2007- present

Responsibilities: First PA hired for growing hospitalist group. Duties include admission history

and physicals, progress notes, discharge summaries.

Identifying need for consulting subspecialties such as Psychiatry, Urology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nutrition, Drug Counselors, Interventional Radiology, Gastroenterology, etc.

Managing medicine patients under the supervision of an MD. Management, treatment and evaluation of diseases such as diabetes mellitus, essential hypertension, hyperlipidemia, pneumonia, chest pain, pyelonephritis, cellulitis, asthma and COPD exacerbations, syncope, headache, DVT/PE, hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism, acute on chronic low back pain, osteomyelitis, alcohol withdrawal, bacteremia/sepsis, altered mental status, cirrhosis, anxiety, mood disorders, anemias, etc.

Directing and anticipating Social Work and Case Management needs.

Clinical Laboratory Technician

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, Microbiology Department

April 1998 - April 2005

Responsibilities: As the only microbiology technician on the evening shift, I was solely

responsible for performing, reading and reporting microbiological stains and rapid microbiological testing as well as processing of specimens submitted for bacterial, viral and fungal cultures.

Clinical Laboratory Journeyman

Enlisted, United States Air Force (USAF)

Wilford Hall Medical Center, Shipping Department

April 1997 – April 1998

Responsibilities: Responsible for accepting and processing specimens submitted from other

military installations for testing at Wilford Hall. Responsible for

acquiring testing availability, requirements and pricing for specimens sent

from Wilford Hall to other military or civilian installations.

Clinical Laboratory Journeyman

Enlisted, USAF

Wilford Hall Medical Center, Microbiology Department

June 1991 - April 1997

Responsibilities: Responsible for reading, interpreting and resulting all specimens sent for

bacterial, fungal and viral cultures. I was also responsible for the clinical training of both Air Force and civilian clinical laboratory students in all aspects of microbiology and virology.

Clinical Laboratory Journeyman

Enlisted, USAF

Wilford Hall Medical Center, Central Operations

November 1989 – June 1991

Responsibilities: Responsible for providing medical and nursing staff with specimen

requirements for all laboratory testing, accepting and processing

of all specimens submitted to the laboratory for testing, phlebotomy

for both inpatients and outpatients and the legal collection of blood

alcohol and drug urine testing.


Texas Tech Physician Assistant Clerkships


Internal Medicine



Emergency Medicine

General Surgery


Family Medicine

USAF Medical Laboratory Training

February 1989 – November 1989, Phase II training, Hill AFB, Utah. Clinical training and proficiency in Microbiology, Chemistry, Immunohematology, Hematology, Urinanalysis and Phlebotomy.

September 1988 – February 1989, Phase I training, Sheppard AFB, Texas. Didactic and clinical training in Microbiology, Chemistry, Immunohematology, Hematology, Urinanalysis and Phlebotomy.


United States Air Force August 1988 – April 1998, Honorable Discharge


Induction to Alpha Eta Society – TTUHSC Chapter, 2006

Induction to Golden Key International Honour Society – UTSA Chapter, 2003

Induction to Psi Beta - 2003

Induction to Phi Theta Kappa - 2002

Honors Award - St. Philip's College 2002

Member of National Dean's List - 2002, 2003

Honor Graduate - USAF Air Training Command - 1989


National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants – recertified in July 2012

ACLS Provider - Expires April 2020

BLS Provider - Expires April 2020


Member of American Academy of Physician Assistants


Available upon request

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