Frank   Ambriz

Clinical Associate Professor  

Office: EHABE 2.145
Phone: (956) 665-7042
Email: frank.ambriz@utrgv.edu

Frank Ambriz

Mr. Ambriz has been a practicing physician assistant for over 36 years. Mr. Ambriz received a B.S in Biology from Pan American University in 1977. He completed his B.S in Health Care Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies from UTMB-Galveston in 1979. He then went on to complete his Masters from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Family and Urgent Care. In 2003, he completed the first year of law school from Concord Law School in Los Angeles, California. In 2005, He completed 40 post graduate doctoral hours in basic medical sciences.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Emergency Medicine/ Infectious Disease
    • Outpatient orthopedics/urgent care
  • Education

    • Doctoral Student Medical Science Doctoral Graduate Studies, Medical Science, Rochville University.
    • MPAS, Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2006
    • JD, Health Care, Concord Law School, 2003
    • BS, Health Care Sciences, The University of Texas - Medical Branch, 1979
    • BS, Biology, The University of Texas - Pan American, 1977
  • Currently Teaching

    PHAS 5326 G - Patient Encounter I:
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    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    PHAS 5118 01 - Legal & Ethical Issues:
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    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    PHAS 6435 01 - Surgery Rotation I:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
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    PHAS 7416 90L - Bridge Clin Track II:
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    Course Evaluations
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Selected Publications


  • Frank Ambriz. Appleton and Lang’s Quick Review- Physician Assistant , Fourth Edition, 2001, Rahr R., NiebuhrB., contributor. 2000.

  • Frank Ambriz. Appleton and Lang’s Quick Review- Physician Assistant , Third Edition, 2000, Rahr R., NiebuhrB., contributor. 1998.

  • Frank Ambriz. Appleton and Lang’s Quick Review-Physician Assistant, First EditionRahr R., NiebuhrB., contributor for 26th -Surgery . 1996.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Frank Ambriz. HRSA Expansion of Physician Assistant, UTPA, $1,900,000.00 (October 2011 - June 2017)

  • John Trant. Accelerated Professional Relevant Integrated Medical Education, Chancellor - University of Texas System, $1,500,000.00 (June 2011 - September 2016)

  • Frank Ambriz. HRSA, Disadvantage Students, UTPA, $2,600,000.00 (July 2012 - June 2016)

  • FRank . HRSA, Primary Care Training Grant, UTPA, $632,000.00 (July 2011 - June 2016)

  • Frank Ambriz. Scholarship for Disadvatage students, UTPA, $246,000.00 (July 2011 - June 2012)

  • Frank Ambriz. Training, HRSA, $635,000.00 (October 2008 - September 2010)

  • Frank Ambriz. HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantage Students, $140,069.00 ( 2009)

  • Frank Ambriz. HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantage Students, $202,000.00 ( 2008)

  • Frank Ambriz. HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantage Students, $272,000.00 ( 2007)

  • Frank Ambriz. HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantage Students, $290,000.00 ( 2006)



Selected Presentations


  • Frank Ambriz. "Delivering the Lecture," SOM , UTRGV Dept. of PA, SOM Rm 3.122 (September 2017)

  • Frank Ambriz. "Medical Academic Scholar," SOM Faculty , UTRGV PA dept., Dept. of PA Conference room (July 2017)

  • Andres Martinez, Zen Faulkes, Frank Ambriz, and Shawn Saladin. "Would you trust a robot surgeon? Fear and Technology in Medicine," UTPA PACE Biomedical Ethics Conferenc, PACE, UTPA, Edinburg, TX (March 2012)

Current Courses

PHAS 5326 G - Patient Encounter I:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
PHAS 5118 01 - Legal & Ethical Issues:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
PHAS 6435 01 - Surgery Rotation I:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
PHAS 7416 90L - Bridge Clin Track II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses