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Dr. DeShana Collett, PhD, PA-C

Room 205 Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0845
Fax Number: 
(859) 257-2454
Position Title: 
Associate Professor

DeShana Collett received her BS in Biology from the University of Kentucky in 2000 and her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky in 2003. She joined our program in January of 2008. She assumed the role of Director of Recruitment and Admissions in 2010 and in 2015 she became the Director of Accreditation. Dr. Collett received her Ph.D.in Educational Policy Studies and Procedures in Higher Education at the University of Kentucky.


DeShana Collett received her Bachelors of Science, Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Kentucky. She joined our program in January of 2008 and assumed the role as Admission’s Director in the Fall of 2010.

Educational Interest

Mrs. Collett is the primary course director for several courses in the didactic and clinical curriculum. Those courses include Clinical Lecture Series and Women’s Health clerkships. Her scholarly interest is in the area of Women’s Health, Intimate Partner Violence, Cultural Competency and Health /Healthcare Disparities. She is involved in KAPA and AAPA, with a heavy interest in key legislative issues that affect PA’s. She serves on several national committee that support inclusion and diversity in the profession.

Clinical Experience

As a certified physician assistant since 2003, she has experience in Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation and Orthopedics, Urgent Care and Family Medicine. She currently works in a local Family Medicine practice.


Mrs. Collett is married with three children. She is involved in the local soccer community. She also enjoys music, baseball, basketball, soccer and relaxation.