Kate Chan, PA-C | CNSA Physician's Assistant | Neurosurgeon & Spine Specialist in Ballantyne NC

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Kate Chan, PA-C

Special Interests

  • Chronic and Acute Spine Conditions/Injuries


At Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates, Kate Chan, PA-C, is a dedicated healthcare provider driven by a passion for helping others achieve optimal wellness.

Kate’s path to becoming a healthcare provider took an unexpected turn when, during her pursuit of a PhD, she crossed paths with a neurosurgeon completing his fellowship. It was around this time that her father endured a life-altering stroke, prompting Kate to redirect her academic pursuits towards learning about the brain and its connection to overall health.

Kate believes in collaborative decision-making, working alongside her patients to craft personalized and achievable healthcare plans. She embraces a philosophy of care centered around being the interpreter of one's body, and finds value in listening to patients' stories, recognizing that their experiences provide crucial context to their anatomy and physiology. Kate's communication style is marked by clarity and simplicity, ensuring that patients fully understand their conditions and the steps necessary for improvement.

Outside of the clinic, Kate finds joy in a variety of hobbies. She enjoys baking, reading historical fiction, or traveling to the very locations that inspire her literary adventures. Additionally, she dedicates her time to volunteering with Crisis Ministry, exemplifying her commitment to serving others in both her personal and professional life.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Vancouver, Canada, Kate has always cherished outdoor activities. She shares her life with her spouse, their child, and a beloved golden retriever.

Partnering with expert Physiatrist, Dr. John Welshofer, our Physician Assistant, Kate Chan brings high-quality care and expertise to your healthcare journey.


Undergraduate Degree: University of British Columbia

Physician Assistant Degree: Emory University School of Medicine

Kate Chan, PA-C is a member of Dr. Welshofer's Care Team

John A. Welshofer, MD
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