Theresa M. Sivers-Teixeira, MSPA, PA-C

Instructor Of Clinical Family Medicine

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Theresa Sivers-Teixiera, MSPA, PA-C is an Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine USC. She completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice at Western University of Health Sciences.

Sivers-Teixiera’s clinical practice is focused on partnering with older adults and their families to provide quality care that reflects the preferences and goals of her patients. She works collaboratively with her colleagues to help her patients stay active, prevent illness, manage chronic disease, and plan for the future.

Past experience includes working as a PA on the neurology and internal medicine teams at Rancho Los Amigos serving stroke survivors. She played a key role in the design and implementation of NIH secondary stroke prevention study, SUCCEED, and was the lead care manager for the intervention arm for the project.

She has additional training in clinical care of older adult with Alzheimer’s disease and other major neurocognitive disorders. She is currently a faculty member with the Interprofessional Geriatrics Curriculum (IPGC) at USC, where health care professional students from multiple disciplines visit older adults in their residences and learn about team care.


  • Clymer Award for Academic and Professional Excellence, 2013
  • William C. Miller Scholarship for Life Sciences, 2008
  • Honors Extraordinary Achievement Life Sciences, 2008
  • Superior Service in Biology, 2008
  • Tutor Service in Biology, 2008
  • William C. Miller Scholarship for Life Sciences, 2007


  • Effect of a Coordinated Community and Chronic Care Model Team Intervention vs Usual Care on Systolic Blood Pressure in Patients With Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: The SUCCEED Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA Netw Open. 2021 02 01; 4(2):e2036227. . View in PubMed
  • Age-friendly student senior connection: students’ experience in an interprofessional pilot program to combat loneliness and isolation among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic J Interprof Care. 2020 Sep-Oct; 34(5):668-671. . View in PubMed
  • Factors Associated With Participation in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: Findings From the SUCCEED Trial Stroke. 2020 10; 51(10):2910-2917. . View in PubMed
  • Randomized controlled trial of a coordinated care intervention to improve risk factor control after stroke or transient ischemic attack in the safety net: Secondary stroke prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic care model teams Early to End Disparities (SUCCEED) BMC Neurol. 2017 Feb 06; 17(1):24. . View in PubMed