Michelle Cardenas, P.A.-C., is a board certified physician assistant at the Orthopedic Trauma Surgery and Virology Research clinics at Harborview.
Cardenas believes it is important to understand that a patient who finds himself or herself injured has different needs than other types of patients. It is her goal to assist patients in every aspect of their recovery.
Cardenas received her medical education at the UW. Her clinical and research interests include care of the polytraumatized patient, patient access to care and trauma orthopaedics, and working with MEDEX Northwest students and mentoring of minority students.
In her free time Cardenas enjoys hiking, classical literature, movies, skiing and photography.
Education and Training
Arizona State University
Other Education, 2012
MEDEX Northwest, University of Washington SOM
Medical education, 1997
Physician Assistant, 1998, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant