Meet Kathy Kramer
Kathy Kramer is CEO of Pacific Northwest Aesthetics Academy and Med Spa and a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience. She is a former critical care, trauma, and emergency medicine nurse. In 2010, she switched her expertise and devoted her time to learning about cosmetic medicine. She earned her Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Certification in 2014 from the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board. Following her certification, Kathy spent seven years working at two premier facial plastic surgery clinics in the Portland, OR area, where she developed a broad base of loyal clients. She co-founded Pacific Northwest Aesthetics Academy and Med Spa and Med Spa in 2016, where she develops curriculum and leads courses.
Specialties & Expertise
Kathy specializes in cosmetic injections and PDO threads. Her expertise in emergency medicine is utilized to keep her patients safe. Her wealth of experience in the medical field enables her to provide comprehensive care. Additionally, she is a national trainer for PDO threads for the face and body. She continues to treat patients at PNAA on a limited basis. In her personal life, Kathy is an RYT® 200 certified yoga teacher. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Dave.
"Wendy and Laura are excellent instructors. Classes are well run, informative, and very "hands on ". Their courses are a valuable experience for any injector in an aesthetic practice who wants to be current in the latest procedures."
"Absolutely amazing training. Beautiful venue, lots of space to learn and practice. Trainers very attentive and patient. I've attended two days injector training and I had opportunity to watch experts in action as well as learn from other students. They provided lots of models so we had proper hands on training. Definitely will be back for more courses provided by PNAA and I do recommend this place if you really want to learn and practice on real patients."
"I participated in PNAA advanced filler class on July 23, 2016 and I was extremely pleased with the topics that were covered and all the information that was provided in this one day class! This class was informative, well thought out and fun. The class provided me with a great hands experience while providing information on a wide range of procedures and products! The class also gave me an opportunity to network with other nurse injectors and find out what is working for them! If you are looking for a great advanced filler class, you should really consider PNAA. The instructors, Kathy and Wendy are both very knowledgable and made the class a fun day all around! Thanks ladies!"
"Took asethetics injector training here and had the best experience ever!! Very professional curriculum and hands on training. Feel very prepared and supported to begin my own practice ❤️"
"I can’t even articulate how fantastic this course is. Not just the course- but the amazing women (and man!) who love to share their expertise, tricks of the trade, ongoing support, and personal life experiences. They feel like family to me now. They go above and beyond to make sure you get the information, practice, and answers you need to be successful the moment you walk out of their beautiful facility. They are the best at what they do, and instead of keeping their secrets to hoard all the business they can get, they find great joy and fulfillment in empowering others to be great in the industry. Even after the end of a long day, they will stay and chat with you after class and thouroghly take interest in you. I have had a few very bad experiences with previous “mentors” and was starting to feel like this was a flakey and superficial industry, but they completely restored my hope and enthusiasm for aesthetic nursing. I’m so glad I didn’t go to one of those mega conferences like Empire training where I would have paid way too much and received much less one on one training. There were 4 of us students in the injection course, and 3 trainers. So lots of one to one! And in the skin care for the medical course it was just me so I had all the attention and practice I could imagine. I will definitely be taking the trainings with them and continue to remain in touch. You will not regret it!"