Lauren Opila, PA-CPhysician Assistant

Lauren Opila

Lauren joined Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in the summer of 2011. She currently serves as physician assistant to Dr. Scott Sporer, specializing in adult hip and knee replacement and reconstruction. Her main responsibilities include assisting in surgeries, seeing patients in clinic and rounding on inpatients.

She grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and also has experience as an EMT. As a student, she spent time in orthopedics, emergency medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology and cardiac surgery.

Physician

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Takes patient histories
  • Performs physical examinations
  • Administers injections
  • Orders and interprets laboratory tests and imaging studies
  • Educates patients about their diagnosis and the treatment options
  • 1st assistant in surgery
  • Formulates diagnoses and treatment plans
  • Provides preoperative and postoperative education
  • Inpatient hospital rounds

Education

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, 2011

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, 2009

Professional Certifications and Licenses

  • NCCPA, Certified Physician Assistant
  • Basic and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification
  • Licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Physician Assistant
  • Active controlled substance license and DEA number

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants

Lauren has office hours at the following location:

Orthopedic Building at Rush