Wendy attended The University of Alabama at Birmingham earning an undergraduate degree in Biology with minor in Chemistry in 1999. She graduated Magna cum laude from The UAB Surgical Physician Assistant Program in 2002. She earned her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Nebraska Medical Center, graduating with Highest Distinction, in 2019.
Wendy comes to Varicosity Vein Center with two decades of experience in cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery. She has served in several leadership roles within state and national organizations as well as serving on hospital committees to improve healthcare and outcomes. She is a member of the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants (ASPA) where she served as President, CME chair, and on the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners PA Liaison Committee. She is also a Distinguished Fellow Member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (APACVS), where she has been on faculty for continuing medical education conferences as well as serving as a mentor. She is a fellow member of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Wendy has served as clinical preceptor to Physician Assistant students from UAB and Samford University during the span of her career and serves on the PA Advisory Committee for each program.
She was born and raised in rural northeast Alabama, where she met and later married her high school sweetheart. Wendy and her husband have been married since 1999 and have 3 sons. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on her sons who play lacrosse, basketball, and flag football. She and her husband are active members at Double Oak Community Church where they serve in leadership roles.