Meet Dr. Koo

Dr. Samuel Koo’s Staff

Meet the team

Laura Matsunami, PA-C

Laura grew up in Kirkland, staying local for her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington. She completed her Physician Assistant program near Portland, Oregon in 2022 and was excited by the opportunity to return to her hometown to work in orthopedics. She has always been interested in sports medicine and is looking forward to specializing in shoulder conditions and procedures, assisting Dr. Koo.

In her free time, Laura enjoys the various outdoor activities the Northwest has to offer. She loves to ski, hike, paddle board, and spend time with friends and family.

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Gema G. Mancilla, CMA

I have been a Certified Medical Assistant since 2013. I initially started in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital but after 3 years I decided that I was ready learn more and put more of my skill sets to use. Since starting with Dr. Koo and his practice I’ve thoroughly enjoyed developing relationships with our patients and seeing how pleased they are with their care. In my free time I like to watch movies, explore new places outdoors, and spend time with friends and family.