Daku, Dayna, PA-C
Dayna Daku, PA-C
Porter Heart and Vascular Center
Born and raised in Fairbanks, Daku graduated from Lathrop High School. She completed her Bachelor of Sciences in Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). From there, Daku jumped straight into her prerequisites for Physician Assistant (PA) school, working as a medical assistant and volunteering at the American Red Cross.
The MEDEX PA Program, part of the University of Washington School of Medicine, allowed Daku to complete many of her rotations in the Interior. That is when she was first introduced to the Porter Heart and Vascular Center. Working with patients in an ever changing field was the perfect spot for Daku and she couldn’t be happier to rejoin the team.
Interests & Activities
Outside of the work, Daku loves being outdoors. She and her husband, Levi and their dog appropriately named Cabela can be found outside exploring, fly-fishing and skiing.
Bachelor of Clinical Health Services, Physician Assistant Certificate – MEDEX Northwest University of Washington
Internship & Residency
Behavioral Medicine (1 month) - Integrative Pain Center of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
Vascular Surgery (1 month) - Porter Heart & Vascular Care Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, AK
Cardiology (1 month) - Fairbanks Cardiology, Fairbanks, AK
Undeserved Family Medicine (1 month) - Mary C. Demientieff Clinic Nenana, AK
Emergency Medicine (1 month) - Bassett Community Hospital Fort Wainwright, AK
General Surgery (1 month) - Timothy W. Teslow MD PC, Mark T Kowal MD PC, Fairbanks, AK
Family Medicine (2 months) - Interior Medical Center Delta Junction, AK
Family Medicine/Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine (2 months) - US HealthWorks Concentra, Fairbanks, AK
Physician Assistant Certified through National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Alaska Academy of Physician Assistants