Kara A. Monday, MD, FACS completed her undergraduate and medical school education at Florida State University where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her residency training in General Surgery at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, then entered the inaugural surgical critical care fellowship class at Baylor University Medical Center. She joined the Urgent Surgery Associates, PA, team in 2016 and is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care through the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Monday holds society memberships with the American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and ELSO (Extracorporeal Life Support Organization). She is on the hospital sepsis and sepsis mortality committees and is the educational director for the ECMO committee, as well as director for the E-CPR efforts.
Jessica Marchant obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman's University at Dallas. She has worked on the trauma unit at BUMC since 2013, as both a nurse and a nurse practitioner. She is a 2019 Fab 50 Award Recipient for patient safety and a 2018 Excellence in Trauma Nursing Award Recipient. Jessica is a member of the North Texas Nurse Practitioners Association.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and afternoon naps!
Ryan English is a Texas native who discovered his passion for medicine on a mission trip along the Amazon river. Since that time, he completed his training at UNTHSC in 2016 which included time in general surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery at BUMC. As a third career PA, Ryan brings a unique perspective from his background in recruiting and title. Ryan has spent 3 years with the Hospitalist team at BUMC since graduating.
Ryan is very interested in Advocacy, and has been actively involved in TAPA and AAPA since he was a PrePA student. He has served the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants as a committee chair, Director at Large, and Texas Delegate for the HOD. As a father of a 9 year old, 5 year old, and husband of 14 years, Ryan has found value in family time, camping, exercise, and wood working. Ryan is an active member of his church, an avid Star Wars nerd, and a talkative friend.
Courtney Cloud, MPAS, PA-C has been a Physician Assistant since 2006. Courtney is a native Texan who grew up in a small town West of the metroplex. She attended Tarleton State University, in Stephenville, Texas, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2001 and a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences in 2002. She worked as a Stem Cell Transplant Technologist for 2 years prior to attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Physician Assistant Program in Dallas, TX. She graduated with her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2006. Her past work experience includes Neurosurgery, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Trauma Surgery and General Surgery.
She has worked as a Trauma/General Surgery PA since 2012, joining Urgent Surgery Associates in 2019. Courtney takes an interest in serving as a preceptor for PA students for surrounding Physician Assistant programs. She takes pride in being an alumnus of Tarleton State University where she was nominated as a Distinguished Alumni in 2009 for the College of Science and Technology. During her time off she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
Shaun Michael began his nursing career as an LVN in 1997 and earned his Associate Degree in Nursing in 1999. His Nursing experience includes Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department, ICU and he has been a Flight Nurse since 2002. He holds specialty nursing certifications in Adult Critical Care and Flight Nursing and is a Texas Licensed Paramedic. Shaun has an interest in educating EMS providers and Nurses in Critical Care, including ultrasound and advanced procedures in cadaver lab.
Shaun Michael earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 where he was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in August 2019 with an Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner focus. He obtained Acute Care NP Board Certification from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and joined NTCC in 2020 where he provides coverage in the STICU and CVTICU. Shaun is certified by the Society of Critical Care Medicine in Fundamental Critical Care Support; Advanced Trauma Life Support from the American College of Surgeons; as well as maintains AHA certifications in ACLS, PALS, and NRP. He is a member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, North Texas Nurse Practitioners, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Shaun’s wife Rachal is a Registered Nurse/Respiratory Therapist and his son Michael is a Biochemistry major at Texas Tech with plans to become a physician. Shaun is an Eagle Scout and enjoys traveling, watching movies, photography, hiking and camping.