Julie Messina, PA-C

Julie Messina, PA-C

Educational and Institutional Background

Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, Physician Assistant

California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA BS Health Science

Current Positions

  • Physician Assistant, Rocky Mountain Cancer Center
  • Physician Assistant, CHOC Childrens Hospital
  • Adjunct faculty at Rocky Vista University

Role in ECHO

Julie Messina serves as the Physician Assistant content expert for ECHO.

Professional Biography

Julie Messina is a physician assistant who has worked in an academic, research and clinical setting in the field of oncology for the past 17 years. She is currently working in Hematology Oncology at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center and an adjunct faculty at Rocky Vista University teaching PA students. In addition, she continues to enjoy working per diem at CHOC Childrens Hospital. 

Julie is passionate about fertility preservation and was first inspired to work in this field by her experience at the University of California Medical Center with young adults patients during their survivorship. During her career she has been an active leader on the fertility preservation team at CHOC Childrens Hospital. Julie knows that with exciting advances in chemotherapy and targeted therapies, more patients are cured, and with that comes the importance of meaningful survivorship. Julie currently resides in Colorado with her family and is actively involved in the oncofertility consortium, an international, interdisciplinary initiative designed to explore the reproductive future of cancer survivors.