Kelly L. Sherwood is a Physician Assistant with over 16 years of experience in Emergency Medicine. She currently works in the Emergency Department at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA.
Kelly grew up in Maine and Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1995 and her Master of Science at the University of Utah, Physician Assistant Program, in 2003. Kelly worked at the University of Utah Hospital from 2006 until 2015. During that time, she worked as a clinician in the Emergency Department and as an adjunct faculty member in the Physician Assistant Program. Kelly also served as the State of Utah Coordinator for the Rural Trauma Team Development Course, which trained physicians and first responders in rural Utah on team trauma response.
Kelly has published several articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) on mid-level staffing related to trauma care and emergency departments. She also published an article on Ultrasound FAST exams in the Critical Ultrasound Journal.
In addition, Kelly has volunteered extensively in remote areas of the world. Her volunteer activities have taken her to Mongolia, Kenya, and Peru. She has also traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, Central and South America.
Kelly is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and certified by the California Forensic Medical Training Center for specialized forensic medical evidence collection.
When she is not working, Kelly enjoys running, skiing, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.