About Kellie Vaidya, MPH, PA-C
Kellie Vaidya is a Texas native, but has also lived in Alaska, Japan, California, and Arkansas. After graduating high school from the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, she attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX where she majored in biological sciences and minored in biomedical anthropology. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from SMU in 2005. She also participated in many activities on and off the SMU campus including the Women’s Rowing Team, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, and Emerging Leaders Program.
Upon graduation from SMU, Kellie attended the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health in Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated from the MPH program with a specialization in Health Behavior and Health Education in 2007. She is a member of the 2008 charter class, the first group, to become certified in public health (CPH) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners after passing the newly developed CPH exam.
Before attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) physician assistant program, Kellie spent time working as a clinical research coordinator in the department of geriatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, vascular and endovascular surgery department at the University of California San Francisco, and infectious disease department at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, TX. In 2012, she moved to Fort Worth, TX to attend the UNTHSC physician assistant program. During her training, she had the opportunity to travel to Malawi, Africa to further her study of tropical diseases such as malaria and dengue, as well as, infectious diseases including HIV and TB. While in the physician assistant program, she served as the UNTHSC student director and board member for the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA). For her classroom and clinical performance, she was nominated for the Dean’s Award for Scholarly Excellence with an emphasis on clinical practice by the UNTHSC physician assistant program. She graduated with a Master in Physician Assistant Studies from UNTHSC in 2015.
She worked previously in internal medicine for several years before joining Advanced Allergy and Asthma. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family and friends, being a mom to her two fur babies, running, learning new languages, reading, and traveling.
She is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).