Instructor/Physician Assistant
General Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine


PA from University of North Texas Health Science Center
Physician Assistant Studies
BS from University of Texas


Physician Assistant - Certified
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant
Texas Medical Board

Professional Statement

Claire Patenia, PA-C is a Physician Assistant in the Division of General Thoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She then began working for Baylor’s Human Genome Sequencing Center where she helped further research about the genetic underlying of retinal diseases. Her interest in research continued into graduate school, where she received awards for her group master’s project about obstructive sleep apnea. She completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. She is privileged to be part of the multidisciplinary team at the Lung Institute and contribute to research in treatment of pleural mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer.


American Academy of Physician Assistants
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants