Mike Cerrato, PA-C
Doing meaningful work that makes a positive contribution to the community is important to Mike Cerrato, which is why he chose a career as a physician assistant. He believes each patient should be treated with respect and empathy, and strives to give every individual the concern and attention he would give to a member of his own family.
Mike has a deep interest in science and health. He earned a bachelor of science in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2006. He then joined the UCLA Microbiology Department as a researcher and lab manager. He went on to work as a phlebotomist, emergency medical technician, and emergency room technician.
He decided to continue to advance his career in medicine and earned a master of medical science from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. He also earned a certificate in physician assistant studies from the Stanford Physician Assistant Program in Palo Alto, California.
Mike enjoys studying new research on the gut microbiome and epigenetics. He has a passion for acute care, emergency care, and wilderness medicine.
When he’s not at work, Mike enjoys trail running, mountain biking with his husky, weightlifting, surfing, and spending time backpacking in the wilderness.