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Alix L. Wherley, PA-C, M.S. (she/her)

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  • Physician Assistant
  • Instructor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cleft Reconstruction

Special focus

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Craniosynostosis

Locations and contact

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About me

Alix Wherley is a physician assistant who helps treat cleft lip, cleft palate, craniosynostosis (skull anomaly), plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome), skull defects, congenital facial anomalies and ear deformities. She offers pre- and postoperative care, surgical counseling, wound care, ear molding and helmeting referral services.

Alix approaches patients and parents with empathy and compassion. She advocates for children and their access to medical care and treatment. She loves building long-term relationships with families and providing continuity of care from birth into adulthood. Her role teaches her and reminds her daily of the importance of patience and establishing trust; her patients teach her about individual uniqueness.

Outside of work, Alix enjoys camping and overlanding, traveling, reading, hiking, viewing experiences through her kids’ eyes, practicing gratitude and enjoying nature.

Education and training

    • M.P.A.S., 2013, New York Institute of Technology
    • B.S., 2010, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Certifications

    • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Memberships and associations:

  • American Association of Physician Assistants
  • Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.7 out of 5 (52 Ratings, 19 Reviews)

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