Danae Kissner PA-C
Danae Kissner PA-C
Skin & Wound Care Specialist Washington State

Danae became interested in pursuing a career in the health care field since childhood. Her parents constantly found her with her nose in a book, learning about the human body and what happens when something goes wrong. The human body and all its working parts have always fascinated her. 

As a pre-teen, she started volunteering at local hospitals, day camps for special needs kids and free medical clinics. The moment medicine and service melded into one working piece, Danae knew that her purpose on this earth was to be of service to others and have spent the rest of her life living this mission, learning, and gleaning experiences along this path. 

Education – College & Degree


College: Montana State University

Degree: BS Community/Public Health

Graduate Studies

College: Lincoln Memorial University

Degree: Master’s Medical Science- Physician Assistant Studies


Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C-National Certification Commission for Physician Assistants)

PA Licensure: Washington & Virginia

Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT-Academy of Lymphatic Studies/Chikly Institute)

Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT-American Society of Addiction Medicine)

Area(s) of Specialty

Hospice & palliative care

Behavioral Health


Home Health

Women’s Health/OBGYN

Infectious Disease

Physical Therapy/Manual Therapy



Nephrology/Vascular Transplant

Integrative/Functional Medicine


American Academy of Physician Assistants

Academy of Physicians in Wound Care

Previous Experience

Employer Name: Centers For Disease Control/Virginia Dept of Health

Your Title: COVID-19 Containment Team-Patient Investigator/Contact Tracer

Approx Dates: 2020-2021

Employer Name: Open Hands Musculotherapy, LLC- Knoxville, TN

Your Title: Owner/Licensed Massage Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Approx Dates: 2009- 2017

Employer Name: University of TN Home Health & Hospice

Your Title: Comfort Therapist

Approx Dates: 2009-2016

Employer Name: National Kidney Foundation

Your Title: Renal/Transplant Patient Services Manager

Approx Dates: 2006-2009


One of the places where Danae has felt happiest is outdoors. She enjoys hiking, camping, and sharing time outside with friends and her dog, a Whippet named Zed. She is an avid artist and loves to paint and sculpt in her spare time. Danae’s love of cooking calls her into the kitchen. She loves trying out new, as well as tried-and-true, recipes and cuisine.