Return to a healthy, active lifestyle through Cartilage Restoration

Leigh Vantimmeren, PA-C, MMS

Leigh Vantimmeren, PA-C, MMS

Leigh is the physician assistant to Dr. Yanke, and in doing so assists him with all clinical and surgical aspects of the practice.  Leigh earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a focus on human medicine from Michigan State University  in East Lansing, Michigan.  She earned her Master of Science degree after successfully completing the Physician Assistant Studies program at Rush University in 2016, where she also completed her advanced practice rotation in orthopedic surgery.

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Leigh is proud of her Midwest roots and happy to call Chicago home. She is a classically trained singer and very much enjoys the art community the city has to offer.  She is an avid sports fan – in particular Michigan State University’s Spartans – though she also takes great pride in following her siblings’ careers in basketball, volleyball, and hockey.

While completing her undergraduate studies, she worked in an outpatient dialysis clinic for several years, as well as volunteered with MSU’s Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Group.  Through these experiences, she has always strived for excellence in patient care through compassion and considers interacting with her patients and their families an invaluable experience.  She is thrilled to be a part of a practice that brings together her love of patient care and athletics, and finds joy in helping her patients achieve and maintain healthy, active lifestyles.