Kaitlin is a certified Physician Assistant working in the Hand/Wrist and the Foot/Ankle departments at Hope Orthopedics of Oregon. She works closely with Dr. Aaron Karlen and Dr. Kelly McCormick.

She graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Scientific Illustration. Kaitlin then attended South University in Savannah, Georgia to complete her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2019. Following graduation, she initially worked with chronic kidney disease patients in Washington state before joining Hope Orthopedics in 2021.

When she isn’t helping patients, Kaitlin enjoys hiking, photography, and spending time with her two cats.


  • Undergraduate: The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Graduate School: South University, Savannah, GA


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Professional Society Memberships