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​Certified Physician Assistant in Urology

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Language(s) Spoken

English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

August 2016

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​​​​​​Professional Backgr​o​und

Cristen Palacio, PA-C, MSPAS, is a Urology Physician Assistant at Main Campus. Cristen earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish with a minor in Biology at Minnesota State University Mankato in 2013. She earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. in 2016. She assists Benjamin Dillon, MD and John Colen, MD.

Professional Associati​​ons

Cristen is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistants for Global Health and Physician Assistants for Latino Health.

Hobbies and Inter​​​ests

Cristen enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with her family and friends, and exercising.

Fun F​​acts

Cristen’s favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies. The most interesting place she has visited is Machu Picchu in Peru. She enjoys springboard diving – Cristen was a collegiate diver and plans to start training again.​​​​​​

​I believe in open communication between patient and provider. This allows patients to feel knowledgeable and have a say in their healthcare decisions.​


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