Marissa Butcher is a Physician Assistant for the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Prior to completing her Physician Assistant Studies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, she worked as a certified nurse assistant at St. John's in orthopedics. Ms. Butcher completed her bachelor’s of science in biology in May 2012 followed by the completion of her Physician Assistant degree in August of 2014. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Phi Theta Kappa. Ms. Butcher works closely with all otolaryngologists at SIU.