Chelsi Rayford is a Physician Assistant who joined Inovia’s NW practice early in 2020. A Portland native, she completed her undergraduate degree at Oregon State University obtaining a Bachelor of Science in General Science with minors in Chemistry and Intercultural Communications. After her undergraduate coursework Chelsi trained as an Emergency Medical Technician and worked as an Ophthalmic Technician while applying to Physician Assistant programs.
Chelsi received her master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. During her training she was heavily involved in volunteering including mentoring high school students interested in health care careers, working in flu vaccination outreach and international medical missions in both Peru and Panama.
Her positive energy and empathic approach to medicine provide the foundation for meaningful patient connections. She is an advocate for patient centered care and prioritizes taking time to focus on patient education and understanding.
When not in the clinic Chelsi enjoys traveling the world and spending time outside with her husband Kyle, family and friends.