Favorite childhood book:  "The Little Engine That Could"

Favorite movie:  "A League of Their Own" and "The Godfather"

Karaoke song:  "Proud Mary", the Tina Turner version

Favorite zoo animal:  penguins, monkeys, and elephants

Favorite snack:  hummus and carrots

Favorite thing to do on vacation:  relax, go on a run to get a good view of the local scenery

First job:  seafood clerk at Washington Island Fish Market in Chicago, IL

What makes me laugh the most:   My dad! He is the funniest person I know.  My husband comes in a close second

How I keep fit:  run, hike, and crosstrain with free weights

How I manage stress:  pray or write down a gratitude list

Favorite thing about being a Physician Assistant:   I love helping and serving the community.  I also love being challenged in the workplace and continually building my professional and clinical skills.

Ellen Boynton, MMS, PA-C

Family Medicine Physician Assistant

Ellen Boynton is a board certified Physician Assistant with more than 5 years of experience in various medical specialties, including internal medicine, cardiology, and primary care. Ellen attended the University of Iowa where she graduated with honors in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Integrative Physiology. Subsequently, Ellen attended Saint Louis University, where she graduated with a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies in December 2010. After completion of graduate school, Ellen worked as a hospitalist PA before transitioning to inpatient cardiology, followed by primary care. Ellen moved to Southern California in September of 2015, after living most of her life in the Midwest. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and spending quality time with her husband and dog.  She also enjoys volunteering with military families at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton during her spare time.

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