Kylie Yuhas, PA-C

Physician Associate

Meet Kylie Yuhas, PA-C

Kylie Yuhas, PA-C

Kylie Yuhas is a board-certified Physician Assistant who completed her Masters degree at Touro University in Henderson, Nevada. She is an Arizona native who completed her undergraduate education at University of California, Davis. After completing PA school, she practiced her first few years in Kansas City in orthopedics before returning home to Arizona, where she joined Desert Orthopedics Center.

She believes strongly in a collaborative effort to treating her patients and enjoys educating them on their orthopedic concerns. She strives to ensure patients are comfortable with the treatment plan in place with goals to reduce pain and improve patient function.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, working on home projects, as well as traveling up north to cooler skies in the mountains of Flagstaff.

Providers are now seeing patients at both Thompson Peak and Old Town locations.

Professional Summary

  • Collaborative health care professional with a deep passion for improving quality of life of patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries
  • Independent thinker with exceptional communication and team-building skills, and previously held leadership positions 
  • Driven by a service to others and a strong desire to learn and effect change.


  • 2013-2015

    M.S. PA Touro University Nevada Physician Assistant Program

  • 2007-2011

    B.S. in Psychology University of California, Davis

Current Position

  • June, 2016-Present

    Physician Assistant, PA-C
    Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute: Urgent Care

Professional Experience as Physician Assistant:

  • April, 2018-Present

    Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute (KCOI):
    Urgent Care Division through KCOI-

    • Autonomously evaluate acute and chronic injuries
    • Order and interpret radiographs
    • Administer injections
    • Apply splints and casts
    • Educate patients regarding injuries
    • Facilitate follow up and further diagnostics
  • July, 2017- April, 2018

    Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics-

    • Assisted urgent care during KCOI transition
    • Provided broad PA services for hip and knee, foot and ankle, and upper extremity orthopaedics specialists in clinic and OR settings

  • June, 2016-July, 2017

    DOrthopaedics and Sports Medicine Consultants

    • Provided broad PA services for hip and knee arthroplasty and revisions in clinic, hospital ward, and OR settings.

  • Jan, 2016- May, 2016

    Overland Park Surgical Specialists & Sports Medicine:

    • Provided broad PA services in clinic, hospital ward, and OR settings for Level II trauma center.

Other Positions and Employment

  • 2011-2013

    Phlebotomist & Health Counselor

  • Sept-Dec, 2009

    Operating Room Intern- UC Davis Health System

Certification and Licensure

  • 2015-Present

    Certified Physician Assistant through NCCPA

  • 2016-Present


  • 2014-Present


  • 2015-Present

    Kansas Board of Healing Arts PA License

  • 2017-Present

    Missouri Division of Professional Registration

  • In process

    Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • 2014-Present

    American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

  • 2016-Present

    Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA)

  • 2016-Present

    Physician Assistants Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS)

  • 2010-2011

    UC Davis Women’s Club Volleyball- President

  • 2009-2010

    UC Davis Women’s Club Volleyball- Vice President

Honors and Awards

  • 2007

    National Scholar/ Athlete Award- awarded to one female and male from graduating class for excellence in academics and athletics

Service Activities

  • 2015

    Gerinet Healthcare- community service project
    Collaboratively implemented pet therapy program for hospice patients

  • 2014

    Mobile Health Unit- student member
    A mobile unit staffed by the Physician Assistant program, provided healthcare to Las Vegas underserved and homeless community

  • 2014

    Yellow Dot Program- Student body leader
    Program to aid emergency responders to vital health information in the event of an accident. Outcomes included increased awareness and increased funding for the program.

Personal Interests and Activities

Exercise & athletics, outdoor activities, traveling, home renovations


Available upon request

  • american orthopaedic association
  • american medical association
  • cleveland clinic
  • state university of new york