Kristen Blankenship, PA-CKristin Blankenship, PA-C
Physician Assistant




Kristin Blankenship is a Physician Assistant at the Institute for Plastic Surgery at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  She practices at both the Institute of Plastic Surgery and Memorial Medical Center’s Regional Burn Center, working in collaboration with the plastic surgeons.

Prior to joining SIU, Mrs. Blankenship worked as a Physician Assistant for Decatur Memorial Hospital and Outpatient Wound Clinic.  Prior to moving to Illinois, Mrs. Blankenship developed a strong background in surgery as a Physician Assistant, working with a colorectal surgeon at Mercy General and Specialty Surgery Clinic in Springfield, MO as well as an ENT/Plastic Surgeon in Rolla, MO.

She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Missouri State University. Mrs. Blankenship is a member of several organizations including the American Academy of Surgical Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants.   She is certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.

For more information, please call SIU HealthCare at 217-545-8000 or 217-545-6314.