Dr. Adam B. Yanke is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon with an interest in advanced arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and a special focus on patellofemoral dysfunction and cartilage restoration. Dr. Yanke earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University, Oxford, OH, with majors in engineering physics and zoology and a minor in non-linear mathematics. After obtaining his medical degree from Rush Medical College (Chicago, IL), Dr. Yanke continued on at Rush for his Orthopedic Surgery residency. He followed this by attending the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Rush University, where he was trained in advanced joint arthroscopy, shoulder arthroplasty, and cartilage restoration techniques.
Nicole is an Administrative Assistant to Dr. Yanke and has been with Midwest Orthopaedics since 2013. She ensures that the daily operations of the practice run smoothly and assists with a variety of practice tasks including scheduling, correspondence, and patient communication.
She was born and raised in Chicago and has two children who she loves to spend her free time with. She is active in recreational sports including volleyball, softball, and soccer.
Vicky is an Administrative Assistant to Dr. Yanke and has been with Midwest Orthopaedics since 2015. Vicky ensures a smooth surgical process for our patients, handling surgical scheduling and coordinating the process for cartilage and meniscus transplants.
She is a Chicago native and studied Television at Columbia College in Chicago. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new places.
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.
Hailey is a Physician Assistant to Dr. Yanke and assists with the overall clinical and surgical care of our patients. She is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences with minor in human resource management. She continued at Marquette and successfully completed the Physician Assistant Studies program, earning her Master’s degree in 2012. She has been practicing in orthopedics since 2012, beginning in San Antonio, Texas and has been with Midwest Orthopaedics in Chicago since 2015. She spent the first several years of her career specializing in the treatment of shoulder and elbow problems.
During her undergraduate studies and through PA school she worked as a patient care associate and surgical technician in labor and delivery, caring for both mothers and infants throughout their stay. She is from Union Grove, Wisconsin and enjoys traveling back to spend time with her family. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and son, and loves to explore the city with them.