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Jessi Grostefon PA CPhysician Assistant, Virgin Islands Ear, Nose & Throat, January 2024 – Present

Physician Assistant, Central California Ear Nose & Throat Medical Group, January 2018 – January 2022

  • Worked as the sole, adaptable PA with eight ENT surgeons seeing patients of all ages with a range of otolaryngology complaints while assisting the two doctors at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Pavilion
  • Performed hundreds of procedures in the outpatient setting to greatly shorten waiting times for myringotomy/tympanostomy tube placement, flexible laryngoscopy, ear cleanings under microscopy, oral and skin biopsies, abscess aspiration, small excisions, and more
  • Promoted optimal team practice and collaboration while fully managing most patients’ care by performing H&Ps, prescribing medicine, explaining results, and emphasizing patient education
  • Ordered and interpreted labs, CT scans, audiologic tests, pH probes, and other tests as necessary
  • Operated as First Assist in a variety of cases including thyroidectomy; parotid and other facial/neck tumor removal; breast augmentation, reduction, and reconstruction; and abdominoplasty

Physician Assistant, Adventist Health and Mike S. Shin, ENT, Hanford, CA, August 2016 – December 2017

  • Assisted in every ENT surgical case with this physician for one year and provided pre- and post-op counseling to patients and their families
  • Provided instrumental patient-centered care in a rural clinic as well as private office setting in two cities to significantly increase access to medical care for underprivileged communities in California
  • Evaluated adult and pediatric patients as their sole provider and determined if surgery was necessary


Medical Sales Representative, Curtis Life Research, Feb 2023 – Dec 2023

  • Traveled across the USA and Europe to demonstrate and sell ECMO-simulation equipment


Master of Physician Assistant Studies, May 7, 2016

Bachelor of Science in Health Science, May 2015
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN   

Honors: Departmental Honors, Cum Laude graduate, Dean’s List, Pi Alpha National Honor Society nominee

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, August 2010
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

  • Graduated in three years with pre-medicine emphasis
  • Studied Early Childhood education for two years

Honors: Dean’s List, Cum Laude graduate, Top 100 Butler University student, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Butler University Honors Program

Scholarships: National Merit Scholar, Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarship, Frances E. Cislak Award, Kristopher Stewart Memorial Scholarship, Jennifer L. Wetzel Scholarship, Spanish Club Scholarship, Athena Award for Outstanding Women


Basic Life Support (BLS), Recertified December 2023
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Recertified December 2023
Physician Assistant Certification, August 12, 2016
Medtronic Diabetes and Insulin Pump Therapy Training, March 1, 2016
University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, June 2014
Community Health Evangelism Training Seminar, January 2014
Life Centers Volunteer Counselor Training, January 2014
Brooke’s Place Grief and Bereavement Buddy Training, May 2008


Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (SPAO), October 2016–Present
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), August 2013–Present
California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA), September 2016– 2022
Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA), December 2013–August 2016
Butler University Physician Assistant Club, August 2013–May 2015
Epsilon Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sorority, February 2008–May 2010


General Surgery - Community North: Indianapolis, INApril 2016
Preceptors: Lori Vasquez, PA-C; John “Jack” H. Ditslear III, MD

Internal Medicine - IU Health - Arnett Hospitalist, March 2016
Preceptors: James Emerson, MD; Gary Dupre, MD; Ryan Deweese, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology - Clearvista Women's Care, February 2016
Preceptors: Emily Skeeters, PA-C; Mary Beckwith, MD

Mental Health - Indianapolis Psychiatry Associates - East, January 2016
Preceptor: Mike Litwiller, MD

Pediatrics - Clown Pediatrics: Greenwood, INNovember 2015
Preceptor: Katie McGovern, NP

Family Medicine - American Health Network: Brownsburg, IN, October 2015
Preceptor: Jason Cooper, MD

Internal Medicine - Parkview Physician Group Hospital Medicine, September 2015
Preceptor: Emily Lierman, PA-C

Family Medicine  - IUHP Family Medicine: Fishers, IN, August 2015
Preceptor: LeeAnne Nazer, MD

Emergency Medicine - Parkview Regional Medical Center and Randallia: Ft. Wayne, IN, July 2015
Preceptors: Jo Ann Beecher, PA-C

Emergency Medicine - Witham Hospital ER: Lebanon, IN, June 2015
Preceptor: Chris Wood, MD

Dermatology (Elective) - Skin Solutions: Columbus, IN, April 2015–May 2015
Preceptors: Jill Lisinkski, PA-C; Deb Roese, PA-C


Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, Spring 2010

  • The Effect of Ionic Salt Concentration on the Enzymatic Activity of AxeA from Thermatoga Maritama


Soddo Christian Hospital, Ethiopia, Medical Missions trip, October 2022

  • Operated as First Assist in half a dozen surgeries and attended rounds with a cohort of African residents
  • Encouraged local missionaries, supervised children on the compound, and built friendships with staff

San Jose and Ciudad Neily, Costa Rica, Pura Vida Tour volunteer, August – September 2022

  • Spoke in multiple elementary, high school, and night school settings about values and my personal testimony with a team of multinational volunteers to combat the recent rise in drug use, crime, and suicide
  • Orchestrated and performed a pantomime drama on bullying and identity issues

Santiago, Dominican Republic, Medical Missions trips, July 2008, February 2012, May 2014

  • Worked with interdisciplinary medical teams in weeklong clinics to improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of a severely underserved community
  • Protected the teeth of over 200 children by providing fluoride treatment and oral hygiene education
  • Served as the liaison between BarnabasTask and Butler University to start the first annual, interdisciplinary PA and Pharmacy student missions trip to this area which have continued for years

Gimhae, South Korea, YBM ECC English Academy, September 2010–October 2011

  • Taught kindergarten through high school English and led adult conversation classes for one year
  • Served on the English and Chinese worship teams at Symrna Church with my flute and voice

Panama, Panama, Youth Outreach Mission’s trip, June 2007

  • Performed positive dramas and built relationships in multiple schools in efforts to reduce crime among youth in the nation, all under the personal authority and permission of the Panamanian First Lady

Los Angeles, California, Dream Center Mission’s trip, June 2006

  • Served diverse homeless and impoverished people through food distribution, Sunday school, and acts of kindness including washing cars and painting fences

International House of Ft. Wayne, IN, Volunteer work, September 2006–April 2007

  • Spearheaded project to renovate playground and landscaping for the organization’s multi-cultural community