Ashleigh Westfall, M.P.A.S., PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant (PA-C) in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Ashleigh sees patients with a variety of endocrine disorders including adrenal insufficiency, type 2 diabetes and thyroid disorders but her focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, fragility fractures, hypercalcemia, and hyperparathyroidism. Ashleigh collaborates with various departments at UT Southwestern to identify patients who are at high risk for low bone density and fractures.

She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.

Ashleigh joined UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2013 and spent her first six years in the Division of Digestive Diseases before accepting a position in the Division of Endocrinology in 2019. She enjoys continually learning and combining her knowledge of both fields to best serve her patients. Her goal is to improve the health, quality of life, and outcomes of her patients while at the same time educating other clinicians and students on how to screen, diagnose, and treat endocrine disorders.

She serves on the APP Mentorship Committee and has been both a mentee and mentor in the program. She also enjoys being a presenter and preceptor for physician assistant students.

Personal Note

Outside of medicine, her passion is traveling. She has been fortunate to visit countries all over the world including Argentina, Oman, Japan, Morocco, and Nepal. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, dancing, baking, and dining out.

Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science - Southern Methodist University
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies - UT Southwestern School of Health Professions