Kim Hand, MPAS, PA-C

Kim Hand, MPAS, PA-C

  • Specialty

    Walk-In Care

  • Location


  • Education

    Master of Physician Assistant Studies (2005)
    Samuel Merritt College
    Oakland, CA


Physician Assistant Kim Hand holds a master’s degree in Physician Studies and is an experienced orthopedic urgent care provider. Before joining OPA in 2022, she worked at a Level II trauma center, and she also has experience as a surgical first assist, working on complex specialty cases such as scoliosis corrections, disc removal and fusions, and disc replacement.

Today at the OPA Anchorage and Eagle River orthopedic walk-in clinics, she helps patients get on the road to recovery – with precise evaluations, immediate fracture care, casting and splinting, post-operative treatment, and more.

When not helping her fellow Alaskans recover from their activities, she’s out enjoying her own – hiking, snowshoeing, swimming, scuba diving, backpacking, camping, Nordic skiing & skijoring, live music & theatre, kayaking, cooking, travel, gardening, and dog park excursions.

  • Special Interests

    Trauma, General Orthopedics, Spine, Upper Extremity, Sports Medicine

  • Additional Education


    • B.S., Exercise & Sport Science (2000)
      Concentration Biological Sciences
      Northwestern State University of Louisiana
      Natchitoches, LA
  • Research Experience
    • Chief Coordinator, Zimmer Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty Registry of Outcomes
      Center for Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Indianapolis, IN

  • Activities & Achievements
    • American Academy of Physician Assistants – Fellow 2006-present
    • Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery – Fellow 2009-present
    • Student Representative, House of Delegates, American Academy of Physician Assistants 2003-2005
    • Northwestern State University NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball 1996-1999: Team Captain 1999, Academic All-Conference Honorable Mention 1998, 1999
  • License & Certifications
    • Alaska State Physician Assistant License
    • DEA License
    • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association


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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