Kristina Kamburis Ames, MPAS, PA-C is a Dermatology Physician Assistant, board certified by The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed to practice in Alabama.
Kristina knew throughout high school and college that she was called to pursue a career in the medical field. Throughout high school, she was one of few students that was invited to medical forums throughout the country and attended one in Chicago, IL. This further fueled her passion for medicine. Kristina graduated with Honors in 2012 from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where she was very involved throughout campus, created a class for pre-medical students in the Honors program, and received a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences/ Pre-Medical studies. Upon graduation, Kristina was accepted into The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Physician Assistant/Associate program where she graduated magna cum laude. Throughout PA school, she completed thousands of hours of clinical and surgical training including a rotation in Dermatology. Upon graduation, Kristina started practicing at UAB in their Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery Department running her own clinic and assisting in various surgical procedures for over 4 years. Kristina received awards throughout her years at UAB including, “Top Provider”. In 2021, Kristina started her career in Dermatology with a private practice in Birmingham and has been extremely passionate about the field ever since. With her vast amount of experience in the field, Kristina is trained in diagnosing and treating skin cancers, performing various types of biopsies, excisions, cryotherapy, and the treatment of multiple skin conditions including acne and rashes. Kristina thrives on creating long lasting relationships with each and every patient and considers it an honor and privilege to serve the Auburn community.
She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Alabama Society of Dermatology Professionals, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants.
Kristina grew up in Tuscaloosa, lived in Birmingham for many years, and moved to Auburn after marrying her husband, Joseph. They have the cutest black lab named Tip. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, exercising, and playing tennis. She loves being part of the Auburn community even if she says, Roll Tide!