Nurse Practitioners and Physician's Assistants

Meet our Medical Staff

Meet the Staff at the Lung Institute

jessica-reed-arnpJessica Reed, ARNP – Clinical Operations Director

Jessica Reed, ARNP, works with the Lung Institute team to provide patients with stem cell therapy for their lung disease. Prior to working at the Lung Institute, Ms. Reed worked at GMS West Coast where she was responsible for adult and geriatric primary patient care as well as management of office staff. Before GMS, she acted as a preceptor at Shands Hospital in Gainesville for nursing students as well as cared for high-risk antepartum patients in the Labor and Delivery Unit.


pattiPatricia Paradis, APRN – Scottsdale, AZ

Patricia Paradis, APRN, is key to providing patients with stem cell treatments at our Lung Institute Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. Before working at the Lung Institute, Ms. Paradis worked as a family nurse practitioner at PainStop Clinic in Phoenix where she specialized in the treatment of pain control for a number of medical conditions. She was also a nurse practitioner at Black Canyon Community Medical Center where she delivered high-quality and compassionate care to low-income patients.


melissa-rubioMelissa Rubio, PhD, APRN – Dallas, TX

Melissa Rubio, PhD, APRN, works with the Lung Institute team in Dallas, TX, to provide patients with stem cell therapy for their lung disease. Dr. Rubio also serves as a visiting professor at DeVry University’s Chamberlain College of Nursing. Prior to starting with the Lung Institute she served as a family nurse practitioner with Pleasant Ridge Internal Medicine in Arlington, TX. Dr. Rubio has published papers in medical journals and brings over 15 years of nursing experience to RMS.


hayleeHaylee Morphew, APN – Nashville, TN

Haylee Morphew, APN, works with the Lung Institute team in Franklin, TN, to provide patients with stem cell therapy for their lung disease. Prior to working at the Lung Institute, Ms. Morphew worked at UrgentMD in Hermitage, TN, where she provided urgent care for walk-in patients and managed acute illness and disease prevention. Before UrgentMD, she provided general and preventative care, conducted check-ups, treated illnesses, ordered lab tests and prescribed medication at Right Care Clinic in Lewisburg, TN.


deziDezi Zevin, PA – Tampa, FL

Dezi Zevin, PA, works with the Lung Institute team in Tampa, FL, to provide stem cell therapy to patients with lung disease. Before working at the Lung Institute, Ms. Zevin worked as a physician’s assistant at Bayside Urgent Care where her duties included performing physical exams, ordering labs, interpreting labs, developing treatment plans, and performing a wide range of procedures. Prior to working at Bayside Urgent Care, Ms. Zevin worked at Florida Orthopedic Institute where she performed orthopedic consultations and procedures, including joint aspirations, injections, and she performed orthopedic stem cell procedures.

* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

Under current FDA guidelines and regulations 1271.10 and 1271.15, the Lung Institute complies with all necessary requirements for operation. The Lung Institute is firmly in accordance with the conditions set by the FDA for exemption status and conducts itself in full accordance with current guidelines. Any individual who accesses Lung Institute's website for information is encouraged to speak with his or her primary physician for treatment suggestions and conclusive evidence. All information on this site should be used for educational and informational use only.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and stem cell procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.