San Francisco Bay Area Physician Assistants (SFBA PA) is a 700+ member professional organization serving the physician assistant community in and around San Francisco.

We remain a no-cost organization, providing our members an opportunity to network, stay current on medical knowledge and practice regulations, and continue to grow the profession to meet the rising demand for PAs.


General meetings are free and educational (eligible for category II CME). Attendance at these meetings is approximately 50 members and meetings are held every other month. 

Steering Committee Members

Martin Kramer

Physician Assistant

Martin graduated as a Physician Assistant from St. Louis University in 1988. Over the years he has worked in urgent care and internal medicine. His primary focus is HIV primary care. He holds a certification from the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an HIV specialist and is one of the cofounders of SFBAPA. He has held positions at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic and has worked at the renowned Conant Medical Group. He currently works at One Medical Group in San Francisco. In his spare time he enjoys travel and exercise. He is fluent in German.


e: martin@sfbapa.com




Carl Stein

Physician Assistant

Carl received his PA education at Duke University Medical School. Since 1994, he has worked in San Francisco in HIV and general internal medicine with Bill Owen, MD. He is a cofounder of SFBAPA. He is a member of AAPA, CAPA, PAAN, San Francisco CPCRA, and AAHIVM. He has a B.A. in history from University of Michigan.


e: carl@sfbapa.com

Kurtis Opp

Physician Assistant

A native of San Francisco, Kurtis earned a BA degree from San Francisco State University after working a decade as a respiratory therapist. Kurtis attended PA school at Stanford's Primary Care Associate Program, graduating with honors in 1991. After working 2 years in cardiac surgery, urgent care, and occupational medicine, Kurtis began working at UCSF with professor Marcus Conant, MD. As the first dermatology PA in San Francisco, Kurtis enjoys a busy private practice at Davies Medical Center, while working part-time at St. Mary's Medical Center. Kurtis is past president and co-founder of the Society of Dermatology PAs, a steering committee member of the SFBAPA, and founder of the Derm PA Journal Club of San Francisco. His hobbies include playing the accordion.


e: kurtis@sfbapa.com

Jen Nossokoff

Physician Assistant

Jen specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology and has extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. She graduated cum laude from Colorado State University with a degree in Health and Exercise Science: Sports Medicine in 2006 and Samuel Merritt University's Physician Assistant Master's program in 2009. Jen is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, California Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.


e: jen@sfbapa.com

Nais Raulet

Physician Assistant

Nais practices in internal medicine, HIV medicine, and women's health at Drennan-Cubba Medical Group with Dr. Louis Cubba in San Francisco. She received a BA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan and her physician assistant education from UC Davis. Memberships include AAPA, CAPA, AAHIVM, the Sierra Club, and the National Audubon Society. She likes hiking, cooking, and hanging with friends and family almost as much as she likes medicine.


e: nais@sfbapa.com

Joseph Chiera

Physician Assistant

Joey is a PA specializing in medical and cosmetic Dermatology. In addition to recently becoming a Diplomate Fellow, he is a member of the Society of Dermatology PA’s CME committee. He completed his Masters of Physician Assistant studies at Stony Brook University in New York. After working as a PA in New York City for a few years, he ventured to the West Coast. He loves living in the Bay Area and in his spare time he enjoys birdwatching, hiking and spending time with his husband and their rescue chihuahua mix, Dolores.

e: joey@sfbapa.com


San Francisco Bay Area

Physician Assistants



San Francisco, CA info@sfbapa.com

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