Specialty Bariatric Surgery Language(s) Spoken English; Spanish Joined Kelsey-Seybold October 2021 Accepting New Patients? Yes BiographyProfessional Background Tarah Alvarez is a certified physician assistant in Kelsey-Seybold’s Bariatric Surgery department. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Abilene Christian University in 2006 and her physician assistant master’s degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2009. Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold in October 2021, Tarah managed pediatric urgent care patients at Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care.Professional AssociationsTarah is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Associates.Hobbies and interests Tarah enjoys cycling, do-it-yourself projects, and spending time with her “slightly dramatic” shepherd-mix, Mila.Fun Facts The best advice Tarah has ever received is “Expect the best of people. Most people really do have the best of intentions.” Not everyone knows this about Tarah, but she has spent a significant amount of time learning about the intricacies of dog behavior and training. This has helped her rescue pup, Mila, enjoy life and be less fearful of the world around her.