Shayne Ahwah, PA-C

Areas of Focus: 
Brain Surgery
Spine Surgery

About Me

Listen to the patient and they will tell you what's wrong.

- Shayne Ahwah, PA-C

Shayne became intrigued by the brain’s complexity as a teenager. She went on to major in Neuroscience at The University of Nevada Reno, and after college worked in a Neuro-Ophthalmology office. This experience solidified her interest in Neurology—it was as if this specialty sang to her heart. Shayne received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Shayne’s focus is on neurosurgery, primarily brain and spine surgeries. She is also a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Other Interests: 

In her free time, Shayne enjoys running, hiking and doing anything outdoors. She loves all the food, beer and outdoor experiences Portland has to offer.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Brain Surgery
Spine Surgery

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
Education & Training: 
  • MPAS, Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR, 2017
  • BS, Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, 2009
  • BS, Neuroscience, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, 2009
  • Ahwah, S. PDE-5 Inhibitors and the Increase Risk of Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy in Males with Erectile Dysfunction. [Master’s thesis]. Forest Grove, OR: Pacific University, School of PA Studies; 2017.
  • Rogers, K., Kikawa, K., Mouradian, M., Hernandez, K., McKinnon, K., Ahwah, S., and Pardini, R. “Docosahexaenoic acid alters epidermal growth factor receptor-related signaling by disrupting its lipid raft association.” Carcinogenesis, Volume 31, page 1523-1530. June 2010.
Volunteer Activities: 
  • Member, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants