Ilsa Knutson is a certified Physician Assistant who joined Hope Orthopedics of Oregon in June 2022 and works with Dr. McCormick and Dr. Karlen. She has a background in internal medicine and a passion for orthopedics. She strives to provide compassionate care and to educate patients, empowering them in their own health.

Ilsa earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Colorado Denver and attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Physician Assistant program. She is originally from Colorado, but relocated to Oregon with her husband to enjoy the beautiful trails and magical coast. In her free time, Ilsa enjoys backpacking, running half marathons, reading novels, and spending time with friends and family.


  • Undergraduate: University of Colorado Denver
  • Graduate School: University of Nebraska Medical Center


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

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