Board Certification

  • NCCPA board certified physician assistant
  • Texas State Medical License

Areas of Expertise

  • Orthopedics
  • Spine
  • Interventional Pain


Graduate School

Duke University
Physician Assistant
Durham, NC

Undergraduate School

Quinnipiac University
Physical Therapy
Hamden, CT

Personal Interests

Working out, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and 3 small children.


Kristi started her career as an orthopedic physical therapist, which she enjoyed for several years before attending Duke’s Physician Assistant program from 2005-2007. She has over a decade of experience in surgery, including spine, orthopedics, general, and plastic surgery. She joined University Pain Associates in February 2020, and is happy to be a member of this team.

She grew up in New Hampshire, but over the years moved farther and farther south. Her husband, Cooper, is a local urologic surgeon, and her three young children keep her plenty busy when not in clinic.

She looks forward to meeting so many of you, and helping to ensure that appointments are easily made to fit your schedule.