Kara Kime, PA

Physician Assistant

Kara originally comes from Texas, but she went to New Mexico State University to obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She then moved on to pursue a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research at Texas State University. After a career in clinical research, she was influenced by patients to become a Physician Assistant. Kara decided on Pacific University and moved to Hillsboro, Oregon. While completing her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, she fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. You can find Kara enjoying the outdoors in the area, but she also loves music, cooking, and spending time with her son.

“One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is helping people and getting to take part in improving their quality of life. Being able to diagnose and treat is a big part of what we do, but to also ensure that my patients feel heard and supported is also essential in their recovery. Before I became a physician assistant, I had a career in clinical research, which afforded me the opportunity to work with epilepsy patients and eventually orthopedic trauma. Witnessing these patients’ recovery was not only remarkable but inspirational. It was this patient population that inspired me to go back to school to become a PA so that I could be more involved in patient care. Patients, who are happy and have a successful recovery, are what motivates me to be the best provider I can be.”

“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind”– C.S. Lewis