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Physician assistants help our medical center provide high quality care

Meet one of our newest PAs on staff, Cassie M. Rodriguez Waldron, PA-C

Physician assistants help our medical center provide high quality care

Cassie M. Rodriguez Waldron, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant (PA) at Shriners for Children Medical Center — Pasadena who specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Cassie received her medical education from the University of Southern California (USC) and graduated with honors as a commencement class speaker. Cassie completed her general surgery training at Yale University and subsequently pursued additional training with Keck Medicine of USC Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, in the plastic surgery division.

During her time at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Cassie served as clinical team coordinator for the USC Student-Run Clinic on Los Angeles skid row. Cassie continues to volunteer on both a local and international level. She is committed to community outreach and global surgery, and believes strongly in Shriners Hospitals for Children's mission to provide equitable care to all children in need.

Physician assistants have been part of the staff at Shriners for Children Medical Center since we opened in 2017. These medical professionals play a vital role in the care we provide to patients. In addition to seeing patients, PAs at the Pasadena Shriners Medical Center attend educational lectures, conduct research projects and serve as first assistant to an attending surgeon in the operating room.