Leila grew up all over the world, as her father served in the United States Air Force. This experience instilled in her a love of people from all different cultures. She started her medical career at the age of 17 when she trained to be a surgical assistant at her father’s oral surgery practice in Kentucky. She then went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree through Brigham Young University and was on the Dean’s List for several semesters for maintaining a 4.0 average. She then completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies through Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL. Leila has two years of dermatology experience and been working as an otolaryngology physician assistant for the past eight years. She maintains her certification through annual CME courses and shares what she has learned by mentoring several physician assistant students. The highlight of her year was participating in a medical mission trip to the Maasai Mara region of Kenya where she and 14 other participants provided medical care to over 1000 patients!