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Ji Soo Kim


Ji Soo Kim, PA-C

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김지수 PA-C는 한국에서 중학교까지 교육을 받았고, 미국에서 고등학교 졸업후, University of California, Irvine 에서 Biomedical Engineering 학사학위와 Barry University 에서 PA석사학위를 받았습니다. 어린시절, 만성비염을 앓았고, 많은 이비인후과 방문을 통해, 이비인후과 치료에 관심이 있었습니다. PA 학위 공부를 시작하기 전, 풀러튼 개인 이비인후과에서 5년이 넘는 시간동안 배우며 일을 했습니다. 현재, Los Angeles Center For Ear, Nose, Throat, and Allergy(LACENTA) 병원에서 이비인후과 PA-C로 일을 하고 있습니다. 한국어를 매우 유창하게 구사할수 있으며, 환자가 의료 결정에 적극 참여하는 것을 매우 지지합니다. 환자 교육에 큰 중점을 두어, 환자 본인이 자신의 이비인후과적 상태와 치료를 완전히 이해할수 있도록 도와주고 있습니다.

Jisoo Kim, PA-C, received her middle school education in Korea, and after graduating from high school in the United States, she received a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine and a master's degree in PA from Barry University. As a child, I suffered from chronic rhinitis, and after visiting many ENT doctors, I became interested in ENT treatment. Before starting my PA degree studies, I studied and worked at a private ENT clinic in Fullerton for over 5 years. Currently, I am working as an ENT PA-C at Los Angeles Center For Ear, Nose, Throat, and Allergy (LACENTA) Hospital. She speaks Korean very fluently and is very supportive of patients' active participation in medical decisions. We place great emphasis on patient education, helping patients fully understand their ENT condition and treatment.


  • Graduated with Pi Alpha National Honor Society Award from Barry University Physician Assistant Program
  • Board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Member of American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member of California Academy of Physician Assistants

Q & A with Jisoo:

What Do You Do In Your Time Off?

In my time off, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and doing puzzles. Additionally, crafting is another significant passion of mine. I can spend hours getting lost in creating something from scratch and experimenting with various materials.

What defines your personality?

Passionate, caring, hard-working, friendly, and creative

Why Did You Choose A Career In Medicine?

I chose a career in medicine because of my strong passion for helping others and making a positive impact on their lives. As I studied biomedical engineering during my undergraduate studies, my desire to have a career in medicine and have direct interaction with patients grew even stronger.

What charities & causes are you passionate about?

I enjoy contributing to charities that create an inclusive world for individuals with developmental disabilities. For 12 years, I volunteered at a local church that provides free Saturday schools for people with developmental disabilities. The program offered various activities such as sports, cooking, arts & crafts, and more, and aimed at fostering better interaction between participants and volunteers. It was a very meaningful and memorable period in my life.

What are your favorite procedures or surgeries to perform?

Cerumen removal

What are your goals personally, professionally or both?

Professionally, I am passionate about medicine and lifelong learning. I’m committed to learning the most advanced technologies in medicine. Additionally, I would like to become a good listener and educator for my patients. Personally, I want to travel the world.

Who is the most influential mentor you've worked with?

A cardiology PA who mentored me during my PA school has had the most significant influence on me. His friendly and trustworthy personality always made his patients feel comfortable and trust him. He had a lot of passion for educating patients well.

Do you speak another language?

Yes, Korean.

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