Jinli Wu

Jinli Wu, PA-C is a nationally certified physician assistant and licensed by the Medical Board of California to practice plastic surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants (APSPA), and California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA).

Born in China, Jinli was raised in Portland, Oregon. After graduating cum laude Portland State University(B.S. Biology), she completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the highly-regarded Oregon Health & Science University. During her clinical rotations, she had the privilege to train in dermatology and under Dr. Donald Yoo, from whom she developed her refined eye for plastic surgery by assisting with both surgeries and procedures. Because of her surgical prowess, meticulous attention to detail, and warm personality, Jinli was selected by Dr. Yoo to become a full member of his practice. Her role is to assist Dr. Yoo with his surgeries and manage patients’ post-operative care.

Jinli prioritizes the health and safety of her patients and listens attentively to their concerns. She is passionate about both surgical and non-surgical procedures and always strives to deliver effortlessly beautiful results. Outside of the operating room, she continues to expand her medical knowledge by actively attending seminars and workshops.

Before becoming a physician assistant, Jinli worked as a medical researcher, assisting with multiple studies in the fields of psychiatry, neurology, and dermatology.

In her free time, Jinli is an avid traveler and enjoys seeing the world and trying new foods. Her hobbies include hiking, often accompanied by her 11-year-old Pomeranian, cooking, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • Member of the Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants (APSPA)
  • Member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA)


August 2018 Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
June 2010 Portland State University, Portland, OR
Bachelor of Science in Biology, cum laude

Physician Assistant Educational Experience

Clinical Year: 14 months of rotations in primary care and medical specialties (2,000 clinic hours).

Dermatology (Ada West Dermatology, Boise, ID) – Assisted in office procedures including excisions, skin closures, cryotherapy, and MOHs surgery. Evaluated, diagnosed and developed treatment plans in clinic.

Plastic Surgery (Donald Yoo MD Facial Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills, CA) – First assisted in rhinoplasties, rib graft harvest, temporalis fascia harvest, buccal fat removal, genioplasty, and blepharoplasty. Facilitated in pre and post-operative patient care management and nonsurgical procedures.

General Surgery (Sky Lakes Medical Center, Klamath Falls, OR) – Outpatient pre-operative clinic evaluations, treatment and management of GI conditions. First assisted in laparotomy, and laparoscopic procedures, thyroidectomies, and hernia repairs. Performed skin closures using various suture techniques and staples.

Orthopedics (North Bend Medical Center, Coos Bay, OR) – Outpatient/surgical treatment and management of orthopedic conditions. Assisted in OR with arthroplasties, traumatic injuries, and arthroscopic soft tissue injury repair.

Emergency Medicine (Peace Health Medical Center, Florence, OR) – Evaluated patients, determined appropriate workup, interpreted labs and imaging. Performed various procedures including laceration repair, I&D of soft tissue skin infections, and nerve blocks.

Professional Experience

2015 – 2016 ASCELEPES Research Centers, Panorama City, CA
Clinical Research Coordinator
2014 – 2015 Oregon Stroke Center, Portland, OR
Clinical Research Assistant II
2011 – 2013 OHSU Department of Dermatology, Portland, OR
Clinical Assistant


Certified Physician Assistant License #: PA56114 expires 5/2020
Advance Cardiac Life Support (AHA)   expires 7/2019
Basic Cardiac Life Support (AHA)   expires 7/2019

Professional Memberships

2016-present American Academy of Physician Assistants, member
2018-present Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants, member
2018-present California Academy of Physician Assistants, member

Volunteer Activities

2008 – 2018 Event Medical Services first aid volunteer, Portland, OR
2010 – 2013 Adventist Health Hospice, Portland, OR
2009 – 2011 Children’s Cancer Association Chemo-Pal Volunteer, Portland, OR
Mar. 2009 International Health Aid Volunteer – Kathmandu, Nepal
Mar. 2008 International Health Aid Volunteer – Honduras
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