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Sarah Joeckel, PA

Physician Assistant

Sarah Joeckel, PA

Sarah Joeckel, a certified physician assistant to Dr. Mufaddal Gombera, is here to help deliver the best care to each and every patient. A native of Arlington, Texas, she grew up in a very active sports family with three brothers, David, Matthew, and Luke. Playing multiple sports year round into high school, Sarah focused on volleyball and became an all state and high school All American during her junior and senior years.

Highly recruited, she accepted a full scholarship to play volleyball at Texas Christian University in Forth Worth. During her college years, Sarah became interested in orthopedics after overcoming her share of sports injuries. Realizing that she had a calling for a healthcare career, she majored in Kinesiology – Movement Science and minored in Business. On the volleyball court, she earned All-American and Mountain West All-Conference First Team honors. She still holds several school records.

After graduation from TCU, Sarah worked as Chief Scribe in the emergency room at Harris Methodist Hospital in downtown Fort Worth. She was soon accepted to the University of St Francis in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she graduated Cum Laude with her Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Deciding to specialize in sports medicine in the Houston area, she was thrilled to join Dr. Gombera’s practice and serves at the doctor’s first assistant in the operating room.

Sarah is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. She also evaluates and treats clients in the clinic, and when asked what she enjoys most about her work, she cites "seeing patients improve" and working with patients of all ages overcome their injuries.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Association of North America american shoulder and elbow society international society for hip arthroscopy