Sepideh Makouei received a Bachelor in Biology from the University of Tabriz in Iran and a Master of Physician Assistant from the Medex program at the University of Washington. She believes in building connections with her patients and developing strong partnerships that would enable patients not only to recover from complex conditions, but also to make important lifestyle changes. This is best done by focusing on personalized plans of care and informed decision making unique for each patient. When not working she enjoys spending time with her two children, hiking with them or with friends. Reading books and gardening are important as well.