P.K. became interested in medicine very early in her life and began accompanying
her father (a noted hematologist) on hospital rounds in Pasadena at the
age of 8. Intent on pursuing a career in medicine, P.K. received her undergraduate
degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in both chemistry
and physics. She then continued on to earn her degree as a Physician Assistant
there in 1988 before moving back to Southern California.
P.K. has a broad work experience in private practice and academic medical
settings including; USC University Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
She has a special interest in cardiology and cardiovascular risk management
and is passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle as a basis for prevention
of heart disease, cancer and many other ailments.
P.K. holds current memberships with the American Heart Association, American
College of Cardiology, American Academy of Physician Assistants and the
California Academy of Physician Assistants.