Kimberlee Walsh, MPAS, PA-C

PA Kimberlee Walsh was born in San Jose, CA. She grew up in San Jose but her younger years were also spent on her uncle’s cattle ranch in Whitefish, MT.  After graduating high school, she spent a few years in Phoenix, Az taking classes at the local community college in nutritional science. She moved back to California and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology–emphasis in Microbiology and a Minor in Women’s Health from Sonoma State University. She earned her certificate as a Lactation Specialist and had her own solo practice (A Mother’ s Touch Lactation Consulting Services) in Sonoma, CA.  Kimberlee has a passion for learning and went on to earn her Physician Assistant (now called Associate) Certificate from the UC Davis School of Medicine’s FNP/PA Program. After graduating in 2009, she worked for an Internal Medicine private practice in Sonoma for over five years and worked on earning her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical School. PA Walsh then practiced in Allergy, Asthma, Immunology in Napa, CA for 9 years while also holding a faculty position at Touro University California, Vallejo—Mare Island. As Assistant Professor she coordinated and taught behavioral health, clinical applications courses, and lectured in courses on gastrointestinal disorders, asthma/allergy/anaphylaxis, pharmacology, and psychiatry. She was the organizer and moderator for Touro University California’s Annual Mental Health Conference for four years. Kimberlee was awarded with the “A Caring Heart” by her students and colleagues.

PA Walsh moved from the North Bay to the Santa Cruz mountains in early 2020. She worked in urology for 2 years before transferring to Rheumatology. Kimberlee is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, Association for Women in Rheumatology and  RhAPP (Professional organization for Advanced Practice Providers in Rheumatology). PA Walsh is RhAPP’s Northern California Coordinator.

PA Walsh is a Path International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) and teaches riding and horsemanship lessons to people with disabilities (adults and children). Kimberlee is also involved in her community as a CERT member; co-teaches CERT and Stop-the-Bleed Classes.

Kimberlee is compassionate, a skilled listener, and enjoys working with her patients, seeing them holistically as a complete person not defined by their disorder. She wants to work with her patients as a team to help them live and have the best quality of life possible.

She is married to a business owner and has two children, a son and a daughter. She loves spending time with family, her pets, cooking/baking, reading, gardening and walking on the beach.