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Ashley M. Wray, MS, MPH, PA-C

General Summary

Ashley Wray MS, MPH, PA-C has been a PA in colon and rectal surgery with Dr. Voloyiannis since 2014 and is the current advanced practice provider (APP) liaison for the Gulf Coast region in Texas Oncology. PA Wray is devoted to her patients and works alongside Dr. Voloyiannis in all areas of a patient’s care. She is specially trained as a first assistant in robotic laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery, and in workup and management of women’s pelvic floor disorders including fecal incontinence. She is also certified in cancer genetic risk assessments for high risk patients and their families. She serves on the APP policy sub-committee for Texas Oncology, currently holds a seat on the governance committee for the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) and served as the Vice-President of the Texas Gulf Coast PA Association (TGCPAA) from 2015-2019. Her philosophy is to provide and coordinate high quality, compassionate care through open communication and individualized treatment.

Education

  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Master of Public Health, Health and Human Behavior, Global Health
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology
    Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Research Interest

  • Anal Fistula
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Colon Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • HPV
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Ulcerative colitis

Other Information

When PA Wray is not in the operating room or clinic, she remains active in her community. She enjoys spending time with her family, rock climbing, yoga, traveling, and guest lecturing to pre-PA and PA students.

Professional Presentations

  • CC: Hemorrhoids. Diagnosis and Management of Rectal Pain and Bleeding, TAPA 2020 45th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX
  • Professional Panel Member for pre-APPs, 2019 Texas Gulf Coast PA Association
  • APP Conference, Houston, TX
  • Clinical Decision Making in Colon & Rectal Surgery, 2019 Annual Texas
  • Oncology APP Conference, San Antonio, Texas
  • Positive Depression Screening in OEF/OIF Veterans is Associated with Increased
  • Mental Healthcare Engagement within 30 Days, 2010 American Public Health Association: 35th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO

Accolades & Memberships

  • 2018 APP of the Year for HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake Hospital
  • Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) Governance Committee
  • City of Hope Certification in Community Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment
  • Texas Gulf Coast Physician Assistant Association, Vice-President 2015-2019
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Member