Meet Our Team
Rebecca Risher, PA-C.
Rebecca Risher is a native Austinite. After attending The University of Texas at Austin, Rebecca graduated in 2000 with High Honors from the Physician Assistant program at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She later completed her masters in PA studies in 2002. Prior to joining The Breast and Body Center in 2014, Rebecca worked as a PA in cardiovascular surgery, gaining extensive surgical training and patient care experience.
Rebecca works alongside Dr. Robert Whitfield, assisting in the operating room and providing post-operative care and education for their patients. She is an experienced practitioner specially trained in reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, as well as non-invasive procedures performed in the office. Rebecca is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed through the Texas Medical Board.
Jennifer Bader, PA-C
Jennifer Bader, PA-C, has been a practicing Physician Assistant at Breast and Body Center of Austin since 2007. She completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2006. She then furthered her studies by completing the Norwalk Hospital/Yale Physician Assistant Surgical Residency program in Norwalk, Connecticut, and promptly returned to Texas in 2007 where she has been working at the Breast and Body Center of Austin ever since. Jen assists our physicians in surgery and takes care of patients throughout their postoperative recovery. She maintains her physician assistant certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed with the Texas and Arizona Medical Boards. She is also a current member of the Central Texas Physician Assistant Society. Jen lives in central Austin with her husband and young son.