Catherine Earl-Torniainen, PA-C

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I am interested in understanding influences in the community that affect patient health. In working with patients individually, I attempt to integrate the whole patient, outside environmental influences, culture and faith into evaluation and treatment.”

Clinical Expertise

Kitty graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1991 with a BA in Political Science. In 2000, she graduated from the Physician Assistant program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked for 16 years in primary care with a focus on the urban, underserved community. Since 2016, Kitty has been working in Addiction Medicine – primarily with the inpatient consult service, with limited clinical addiction medicine services.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Minnesota Society of Addiction Medicine


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants


“I enjoy outdoor activities, cooking, reading and traveling in my free time.”