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.