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Rena Ranallo, PA-C

  • Position: Physician Assistant to Dr. James Sostak

About Rena

Rena is a licensed, board-certified physician assistant who works alongside Dr. Sostak in the treatment and prevention of orthopedic sports medicine injuries. Rena joined the practice in 2020 after completing her masters at Midwestern University. She sees all orthopedic injuries with a focus on knee, shoulder and hip.

As a physician assistant, Rena evaluates and treats patients independently and assists Dr. Sostak in surgery. She routinely orders and interprets X-rays in the office and coordinates more advanced imagining such as MRI or CT scans as needed.

Rena enjoys spending time with her family, working out at the gym, and traveling to new places.

  • College
  • Bachelor of Science Benedictine University
    Lisle, IL
  • 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”.