Christine Li, P.A.-C.

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Neurological Surgery
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Christine Li is a physician assistant in the Department of Neurological Surgery and the OHSU Spine Center. Physicians assisitants (PAs) are often referred to as mid-level providers.


Physician assistants are highly trained members of our neurological surgery health care team who practice medicine with the supervision of licensed physicians, providing patients with a wide range of services that would otherwise be performed by physicians. Specific duties are defined by state regulation and practice setting, but include a variety of both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.


Utilizing a medical model of patient care, PAs are trained to:

-- obtain medical histories,

-- perform complete physical examinations and minor surgical procedures,

-- diagnose illnesses,

-- order and interpret routine diagnostic tests,

-- develop treatment and management plans,

-- suture wounds,

-- set fractures,

-- assist in surgery, and

-- provide education to patients regarding illness, health promotion and disease prevention.

Visit the Department of Neurological Surgery's website for information about academics, conferences, residency and fellowships.


  • Degrees:
    B.S., University of Portland, Portland, OR
    PA-C, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

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