Kato enjoys working with patients to help them get back to doing the things they love. She understands that joint pain can not only affect a patient physically but also emotionally and she wants to help patients regain control of their lives. She plays an integral role throughout the surgical process; she prepares patients for surgery, assists during the procedure, and sees patients post-operatively as well. Her goal is to give patients the confidence they need to feel good about proceeding with joint replacement surgery.
Kato earned her undergraduate degree in athletic training from the University of Utah, followed by a Master’s degree in Applied Anatomy and Physiology from Boston University. After working for 2 years as an athletic trainer, she returned to school to get a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah. She has been working at BBJP for 3 years. She is proud to be among the growing number of women in the orthopedic field.