Eva Vaaia, PA-C

Physician's Assistant

Eva Vaaia, PA-C

Physician's Assistant

  • Specialty


  • Location

    University Lake

  • Working Alongside

    John Botson, MD; Cristina Copus, DO; Ryan Ragle, MD

  • Education

    Masters of Clinic Health Services (2023)
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program

    Bachelor of Science (2018)
    University of Alaska Anchorage

    Associates of Applied Science Radiology (2016)
    University of Alaska Anchorage


Eva Vaaia grew up in Southeast Alaska and earned two degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She started her medical career as an x-ray tech, working for both OPA and Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC). During that time, she imaged countless patients with fractures - both new and post-surgical - but wanted to do more.

She decided to really help people prone to breaking bones, she needed to help prevent those fractures. So she went to PA school, earned a master’s degree, and returned to Alaska to practice at OPA. She loves working as a certified physician's assistant and caring for individuals with low bone density conditions, such as osteoporosis, and helping them reduce their risk for fractures.

She also gets to enjoy life in Alaska and says she's thrilled to have the opportunity to care for patients across this wonderful state. When not doing just that at OPA, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, walking her dog, reading, crafting, gardening and hiking.

  • Special Interests

    Bone Health, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia


The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.

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