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Joan Garza
Joan Garza Physician Assistant at Ascension

Joan Garza is a highly experienced Physician Assistant currently affiliated with Ascension, a prominent player in the Hospitals and Health Care industry. After finishing high school at St. Thomas Aquinas in 2010, Garza attended Norwich University, garnering a Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Sports Medicine with a concentration in Health Science and a minor in Biology in 2014. At Norwich, they exhibited excellence in a plethora of activities including participating in clubs and committees and playing on the Men's Tennis team.

Garza continued their education at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, completing a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2018. During this time, they acquired substantial practical experience, including working in the lab at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and the Austin Regional Clinic. Garza's career traverse has seen them hold the Physician Assistant's position at prominent healthcare companies – South Austin Trauma Surgeons, Austin Brain & Spine, and currently, Ascension. They have also served as the Chief Marketing Officer at ET Labs since 2017. Garza demonstrates proficiency in Pipetting and Phlebotomy. With 265 LinkedIn connections, they are well networked in their professional sphere.

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Full name
Joan Garza
Georgetown, Texas, United States
Physician Assistant
Ascension (since 2021)
Hospitals and Health Care
LinkedIn Connections
I completed my Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in December 2018 at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. I graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 2010 and continued on to complete my undergraduate at Norwich University. In May 2014 I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine, concentration in Health Science, and minor in Biology. I was highly involved in clubs and committees at Norwich while also playing on the Men's Tennis team. In the summer of 2012 I acquired my Phlebotomy certificate while also performing neuroscience research. Since earning my Bachelors degree I implemented my phlebotomy skills in the lab at both Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, NH and Austin Regional Clinic in Austin, Texas.
Pipetting Phlebotomy


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Attended in 2016 - 2018
Norwich University
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Attended in 2010 - 2014
Field of study: Sports Medicine


Physician Assistant
Oct 2021 - Present
ET Labs
Chief Marketing Officer
Jan 2017 - Present
Austin Brain & Spine
Physician Assistant
Jan 2020 - Oct 2021
South Austin Trauma Surgeons
Physician Assistant
Jan 2019 - Jan 2020
Austin Regional Clinic
Laboratory Assistant
Sep 2014 - May 2015

I assess patients and perform venipunctures, heel sticks, and finer sticks, in all of the outpatient facilities with ARC on all patient ages. Currently I am proficient on Harvest and Citrix computer systems and communicate with nurses, medical assistants, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians to ensure that the patients receive proper care. I council patients on a variety of special blood tests especially in the Obstetrics and Gynecology field, and helped contribute toward Austin Regional Clinic receiving the Austin American Statesman Top Workplaces 2014 award.