Clinical Focus

Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopedics

General Orthopedics

Board Certification


National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)


MCHS, Physician Assistant, Clinical Health Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

BA, Microbiology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Korean for Professionals, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Washington Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA)

Hospital Affiliation

Valley Medical Center

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Janal Kim, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant who graduated from the University of Washington MEDEX Physician Assistant program in Seattle, Washington. Originally from Hawaii, she currently makes Seattle her home. Janal specializes in hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgery primarily in conjunction with Dr. John Howlett. Janal also sees and treats patients for general and traumatic orthopedic conditions. In her free time, Janal likes to try new restaurants, play the piano and cello, paint, go to baseball/football games, and explore the Pacific Northwest.