Kathryn (“Katie”) Newberry, MSPAS, PA-C, MPH

Kathryn (“Katie”) Newberry, MSPAS, PA-C, MPH

  • Specialty

    General Orthopedics

  • Locations

    Anchorage & Eagle River Walk-in Clinics

  • Education

    Master of Physician Assistant Studies & Master of Public Health
    Touro University California
    Vallejo, California

    Bachelor of Science in Biology; Human Anatomy and Physiology concentration
    California Polytechnic State University
    San Luis Obispo, California


Physician Assistant Katie Newberry was born and raised in Eagle River and brings a unique depth of insight to the patient care experience. Before becoming a PA, she worked as a medical assistant here at OPA and quickly worked her way up the chain to team leader, surgery scheduler, and was a vital member of the care team.

Inspired to do more direct patient care, Katie went back to school and completed a double Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health. After soaking up the science, she returned to Alaska with many skills ranging from injury care to surgical first assist, and was instilled with a passion to serve her community.

Before re-joining OPA in 2022, Katie worked as a physician assistant in primary care serving Alaska Native and American Indian patients, urgent care, and pediatrics where she managed both physical and behavioral conditions.

Today at OPA, Katie takes a whole-person approach to orthopedic care. She especially enjoys providing care to patients with acute injuries, and working with them to improve their health and develop a treatment plan for recovery.

When not providing care to patients in the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her family and getting outside to hike, bike, fish and ski.

  • Licenses, Certifications and Memberships
    • Physician Assistant Certification, Since 2018
    • Public Health Certified, Since 2017
    • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Member Since 2015

    “What PAs need to know about pre-diabetes,” JAAPA, September 2018


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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