Kayla Fraser, PA-C
Specialties:General Surgery / Trauma
About Kayla Fraser
Kayla Fraser is a Physician Assistant in the Trauma Surgery Department at St. Luke’s Hospital. After finishing her medical education at Bryant University and becoming board-certified, Kayla went on to complete 12 clinical rotations following her interest in trauma and critical care medicine. Throughout these rotations, Kayla gained valuable experience in specialties such as emergency medicine, orthopedic trauma, general and cardiothoracic surgery, and inpatient internal medicine.
Kayla’s philosophy of care is to treat the whole person rather than only the illness or injury that brought them in. Her holistic approach and focus on individualized care align with the Southcoast Health mission statement “more than medicine”. This philosophy highlights that although two injuries may be similar, patients require individual treatment that will be best for them and their particular circumstances.
Kayla was inspired to become a Physician Assistant in Trauma/Acute Care Surgery after her grandmother fell and required emergency surgery to save her life. Kayla wants to use her medical knowledge and skillset to continue making a difference in her patients’ and their families’ lives. Her passion for helping others lead Kayla to complete two of her clinical rotations in American Samoa, providing health care to the communities of the South Pacific.
At home, Kayla is a volunteer for the American Heart Association. This cause is close to her heart as a few of her family members suffer from heart disease. Throughout her time in graduate school, she worked with the organization closely to promote heart health and raise awareness of this disease in the community. In her downtime, Kayla enjoys reading and living an active lifestyle. Some of her main hobbies include soccer, pure barre, golfing, and skiing.