Laura Ainsley Huettner, PA-C

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Practitioner)

Advanced Practice Provider Lead

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Laura Huettner, PA-C, is an accomplished Assistant Professor of Family Medicine with an expertise in primary care. With a dedicated focus on preventive healthcare and the management of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, she extends her compassionate care to patients of all ages. A graduate of the esteemed Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine in 2015, Ms. Huettner brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice. Her NCCPA board certification underscores her commitment to maintaining the highest standards in patient care. Beyond her clinical prowess, Ms. Huettner is fluent in medical Spanish, elevating her capacity to connect with Spanish-speaking individuals. Her unwavering dedication to cultural competence ensures that every patient under her care receives healthcare services tailored to their needs, fostering accessibility and inclusivity. Notably, Ms. Huettner has proven her commitment to advancing medical knowledge through roles as a clinical preceptor, an invited lecturer, and contributions to peer-reviewed journal articles. These accomplishments underscore her fervor for education and the relentless pursuit of excellence in healthcare. As an active member of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants, she stays at the forefront of advancements in her field. Ms. Huettner embodies the qualities of a compassionate and knowledgeable healthcare professional, making significant contributions to the field of clinical family medicine.


  • Keck Medicine of USC : Advanced Practice Provider of the Year, 2023


  • Nutrition Care for Poorly Nourished Outpatients Reduces Resource Use and Lowers Costs J Prim Care Community Health. 2021 Jan-Dec; 12:21501327211017014. . View in PubMed
  • Novel link between inflammation and impaired glucose transport during equine insulin resistance Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2012 Oct 15; 149(3-4):208-15. . View in PubMed

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