Paul E West III is a native of Chicago, having grown up in Chatman. He functions as a Physician Assistant providing all aspects of care under the direct supervision of Dr. Shifrin. Paul enjoys meeting new patients during consultations, assisting during surgery and providing postoperative care. Our patients enjoy his warm smile and direct thought out approach to care, frequently commenting on his extreme thoroughness.
Paul’s career was born from humble beginnings but quickly took off. His ambition and drive to better himself as a person and professional began at an early age. Paul attended Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana for his high school education on an academic scholarship provided by the Steinbrenner family of the New York Yankees. After graduation, Paul studied Zoology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and finished his undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at DePaul University in Chicago. Paul then completed a post-baccalaureate program at Rosalind Franklin University and obtained a Physician Assistant degree from the Charles Drew – University of California in Los Angeles program. Following his formal medical education, he completed a surgical residency at the Yale University School of Medicine at Norwalk hospital in Connecticut.
Paul then began working as a Physician Assistant in Chicago. During his career, he has worked at Michael Reese, Cook Count, Advocate Trinity, Methodist and Glenbrook Hospitals. Outside of clinical practice, he was a consultant for the Physician Assistant training program at Malcolm X College in Chicago. During his time as a Physician Assistant, Paul obtained a Doctorate in Health Sciences from the Arizona School of Health Sciences and a Masters in Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. He is currently studying to obtain his juris doctorate and is a board certified member of the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants and a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Paul is also a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine having studied Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Weight Loss. Paul currently sees patients in our practice for BHRT and weight loss counseling.