Kerstin Buettner, PA-C

Kerstin Buettner, PA-C
  • Practicing Department: Orthopaedics
  • Physician Assistant
  • Secondary Language: German, Spanish
  • Female

Before becoming a physician assistant, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Macalester College and worked as a paramedic and a middle school/high school teacher, ultimately obtaining my Master of Arts in Teaching from Hamline University. I then attended the University of Iowa Physician Assistant program and earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

Because I have played sports all my life, I have had several injuries and a fair amount of exposure to orthopaedics and sports medicine. I chose to specialize in orthopaedics because I was impressed and inspired by the health care providers who cared for me along the way. I have worked in the Orthopaedic Department at HealthPartners since 2009.

When I'm not working, I enjoy all outside activities, playing hockey, reading and stitching.

I am a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA).



  • Professional School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine 2009
  • Certification: No Information on Record