The physicians of Central Texas Heart Center want you to know more about the important part that our Physician Assistant, Ellen Sugarek, plays in improving access to high quality care for you in our office and in the hospital.  Physician Assistants are licensed healthcare professionals who work closely with their respective physicians and may be involved as part of your care team.  Ellen works most closely with Dr. Mays and many of you have already experienced the value she adds to your care but we urge you to read a letter from our physicians explaining that relationship and brochures about both professions that are available in our reception areas. For more information about Physician Assistants, please see  For more specific information about Ellen and to review her professional credentials and experience, please see the Our Providers link on the left side.