Kerri Vela, PA-C

Providing quality, compassionate care for you and your family

Kerri Vela, PA-C

Personal Biography:

Kerri is a certified physician assistant who provides evaluation, case management and patient care before and after surgery.

Kerri received a bachelor’s degree in natural science from Concordia College in Saint Paul, Minn., and completed her physician assistant program at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, WV.

Prior to joining Samaritan Orthopedics – Luis Vela, DO, Kerri worked for more than five years as a physician assistant in urgent care and women’s health.

In her free time, Kerri enjoys spending time with family and friends, running and cheering for the Beavers.

Medical Education and Training:

Bachelor's degree: Concordia College
Physician assistant degree: Alderson-Broaddus College



  • Hand and Upper Extremity
    A specialty which focuses on the treatment congenital defects or injuries affecting the hand and upper extremity such as hand, wrist and elbow. This specialty consists of surgeons and rehabilitation therapists who have received special training to treat the hand and upper extremity.
  • Orthopedics
    Orthopedics is the medical specialty that treats deformities or functional impairments of the bones and joints and associated muscles and ligaments. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital conditions. More details...