Ami N. Mikhail, PA-C

“I chose the PA profession because I am compassionate about helping others. After years in orthopedic surgery, my transition to the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has proven to be very rewarding. Through a multidisciplinary approach, it is gratifying to help individuals return to a healthy and active life.”

Ami received her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Pre Medicine. She continued her education at the University of Illinois in Chicago with her first master’s degree in Sport’s Injury Management. During this time, she assisted in pre-season medical testing for the Chicago Blackhawks as well as for the NBA pre-draft camp, assisted in stress testing, was an anatomy teaching assistant and volunteered in sports injury rehabilitation facilities and the Rehabilitation institute in Chicago. She then completed her education with a second Master’s of science in Physician Assistant studies from the Arizona school of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. Throughout her years as a PA, Ami has worked in orthopedic surgery in both inpatient and outpatient settings, assisting in surgery and performing injections. Following her move to Arizona, Ami joined Southwest Spine and Sports in March 2013 when she decided to move her career to PM&R and has found it to be an exciting transition.

Ami enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters as well as traveling, exercising, volunteering, baking and being outdoors in the Arizona weather.


University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology and Pre Medicine


University of Illinois – Chicago
Master in Kinesiology (Sport Injury Management)

Arizona School of Health Sciences – Mesa
Master in Physician Assistant Studies


Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid, American Heart Association
American College of Sports Medicine, Health and Fitness – Instructor
Body Pump Program – Instructor
Johnny G. Spinning Program – Instructor

Professional Associations

American Academy of Pain
American Association of Physician Assistants
American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants
American College of Sports Medicine
American Heart Association