The Physician Assistants (or PAs) at the Paley Institute work closely with the supervising physicians, as well as other members of the coordinated clinical staff to provide high-quality care for our patients. The Physician Asistants have many important responsibilities including:
- Performing pre and post operative patient evaluations
- Obtaining and updating patient medical histories
- Ordering and reviewing lab and radiology tests
- Assisting physicians in surgery
- Writing prescriptions
- Documenting patient care services
- Performing fixator management and wound care
- Providing patient education and assistance
John Robb, PA-C
John Robb has been a PA at the Paley Institute since 2009. He received his Masters at Drexel/MCP and trained in neurosurgery and neuro-oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in affiliation with the University of South Florida. John also has experience in interventional cardiac catheterization.
John’s publications include radiographical reviews in peer-reviewed journals, and he co-authored a study involving Giladel Wafer implantation into cavities of recently-resected malignant brain tumors. John practiced in private and community-based neurosurgery before joining the Paley Institute.
John enjoys seeing the variety of patients treated at the Paley Institute and loves seeing the children grow up over the years and “outgrow” their deformities. John enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and family.
Vera Gray, PA-C
Vera Gray has been a PA at the Paley Institute since 2014. Prior to joining the staff, Vera worked with the Paley Institute throughout the summer of 2014 on clinical rotations. Vera received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Florida and her Masters of Medical Science from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to attending PA school, Vera worked as a forensic investigator for the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Vera finds working at the Paley Institute an “amazing opportunity to work with such an experienced and compassionate team that is able to correct some of the most complicated and often heartbreaking limb deformities but also have the unique ability to positively change and truly improve the lives of their patients.”
Vera was born and raised in Palm Beach County and is a first generation American with family from Poland and the former Yugoslavia. Vera enjoys spending time with her husband, Brett, and the entire family. She loves movies and enjoys listening to a wide variety of music and reading. She also enjoys physical activities, especially winter sports like ice climbing, skiing, and snowboarding.
Jennifer Paley, PA-C
Jennifer has been a PA at the Paley Institute since 2009. She grew up in South Florida and attended undergraduate school in New Orleans. After graduating from PA school, Jennifer worked in Manhattan in plastic surgery. Upon returning home to South Florida, she worked for a top local plastic surgeon for nine years.
Jennifer specializes in closures and scar management—both very important components of orthopedic surgery. She also specializes in congenital hand and foot surgery. Jennifer resides in West Palm Beach with her wonderful son, Daelan.
Kimberly Bachman, PA-C
Kimberly has been a PA at the Paley Institute since 2009. She received her B.S. from the University of Georgia and her Master’s at the Medical College of Georgia. Following graduation, Kim worked at the Palm Beach Orthopedic Institute for many years, working with a trauma spinal surgeon and a plastic surgeon. These experiences have given her a great base for "learning an entirely new practice like the Paley Institute, which is like no other in the world."
Kim loves working with Paley Institute patientspatients and continues to learn new ideas and techniques every day. She says “there is no better feeling than doing rounds and releasing patients back to their homes with an improved physical lifestyle!”
Kim is a busy mom with three young ice hockey boys. Travel hockey has become her life outside of her work at the Paley Institute. Kim enjoys exercising, fishing, scuba diving, and surfing. She moved back to West Palm Beach to enjoy the ocean and she and her family like to take full advantage.
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