Julia Stevens

Julia Stevens

Assistant Professor MPA, PA-C

Programs and Courses Taught

Master of Physician Assistant

Interpersonal Communication (PA617)
Integrating Seminar 1 and 2(PA 660, 661)
Medicine (PA622)
Clinical Year Review course (PA607)
Summative Course (PA606)

About Me

I feel very fortunate to call the Bay Area home, it is a special place. I grew up in Alameda and reside there now with my husband and 2 children. I always knew medicine was my path, but it took me some time to figure out the PA profession was my calling. After completing my Bachelor degree, I spent almost 5 years living in England and using it as a launch pad to explore the world. After that I returned to the Bay and embarked on my journey in healthcare.

I knew how incredible SMU and the PA program was after my time as a student here, and it has been a real honor to be part of this faculty since 2012. I love working with this amazing team, and to be a part of the training and education of my future colleagues is a privilege, and a role that has taught me so much.  After graduation I worked in endocrinology for 5 years, and in 2015 I made the transition to my true love- primary care- where I work currently. When not at clinic or SMU, I enjoy being with my family, getting outside as much as possible, and watching our favorite Bay Area sports teams.


 University of San Francisco, 1996-2000
 Samuel Merritt University, 2008-2010

Master Physician Assistant 2010, BS in Biology, 2000

Teaching Interests

Primary Care, Diabetes, Health Maintenance and Preventative medicine

Professional Affiliations & Memberships


Community Service

Involved with various service opportunities at SMU every year- FACES for the Future and EHI local events

Honors & Awards

Faculty of the Year 2020—Samuel Merritt University Student Body Association