Catherine Earl-Torniainen, PA-C

Addiction Medicine

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 has been practicing for 15 years in primary care in the urban, underserved community. She initially worked in a family practice for six years in Northeast Minneapolis and has been working at HCMC in Internal Medicine for nine years.


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants


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