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Katie Virnig, PA-C

  • Position: Physician Assistant to Dr. Lauren Matteini

About Katie

Katie is a licensed, board-certified physician assistant who works alongside Spine Surgeon Dr. Lauren Matteini. Katie joined Fox Valley Orthopedics in 2014 and treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions and injuries.

As a physician assistant, Katie evaluates and treats patients independently and acts as a first-assist in surgical cases with Dr. Matteini. She also routinely orders and interprets X-rays in the office and coordinates more advanced imaging such as MRI or CT scans as needed.

Katie is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA).

In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and having fun outside.

Affiliations Geneva North Office, Elgin Lin Lor Office
Education
  • College
  • Bachelor of Science University of Wisconsin
    Madison, WI
  • Medical School
  • Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies Midwestern University
    Downers Grove, IL

Physician assistants are versatile clinicians in our practice. They can perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries, order and interpret lab tests, perform minor procedures, assist in surgery, and provide patient education. They extend the ability of our surgeons to care for our patients. PA-C is an acronym for Physician Assistant – Certified, meaning they have their own medical licenses and have passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying exam, among other requirements, before receiving the medical license designation “PA-C”.