MIKE STRAZZANTE, PA-C
Michael Strazzante,-PA-C joined us June 2016. He graduated with a Master of Science in PA studies from Rush University in 2014. Prior to joining BJS Michael practiced at an Urgent Care and was the practice manager for the clinic. Prior to his graduate education. Michael worked as a Radiologic Technologist in surgery for several years. He completed his bachelors of science in radiologic science with a clinical concentration in cardiovascular interventional technology and computed tomography. Michael is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants, Indiana Association of Physician Assistants, North American Spine Society, American Society of Radiologic Technologists and Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists. He also still maintains his Radiologic Technologist licensure. He has also maintained his certifications with the American Heart Association with his ACLS and BLS along with carrying a unique special certification as a Certified Medical Examiner.
KENNETH ADAMS, PA-C
Kenneth B. Adams PA-C joined Bone and Joint Specialists in February 2018. He graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice from Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science in June 2017. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2015. Kenneth has also been in the Army for over 14 years. Seven of those years were spent on active duty with overseas tours in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, and Germany. He is a member of the Veteran’s Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery. He maintains his EMT-B, ACLS, and BLS certificates.
ALEX CHRZAN PA-C
Alex Chrzan PA-C, is our newest member and excited to join the team at Bone and Joint Specialists in September 2018. He graduated with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University in August 2018. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Indianapolis in December 2015. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and maintains his ACLS and BLS certifications. In his free time, Alex enjoys spending time with his family, running and biking. He loves seeing all types of injuries, fractures, chronic conditions and working with the latest technology and being able to help patients return to an active lifestyle.
CATI GROOMS, NP-C
Cati Grooms, NP-C is excited to join the staff at Bone and Joint Specialists. She graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing from Indiana University- Purdue University in Indianapolis in May 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in December 2007 from Indiana-University- Purdue University in Indianapolis. She worked as a Registered Nurse in both surgical critical care and nursing administration before becoming a Nurse Practitioner. In her free time, Cati enjoys spending time with friends and family, travel, live music, and hydroplane boat racing. She enjoys being part of a team that provides comprehensive, individualized spine care and is dedicated to helping patients achieve their goals.
RICKY HANSEN, PA-C
Ricky Hansen, PA-C is excited to be added to the Bone & Joint team and working with Dr. Schwartz. He graduated with Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies with advanced clinical practice in orthopedic surgery from Rush University in December 2018. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2013. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician assistants and Physician Assistants of Orthopedic Surgery and maintains his ACLS and BLS certifications. In his free time, he loves playing guitar, painting, hiking, and traveling. He has special interest for all upper extremity ailments, from acute injuries to chronic conditions, and is dedicated to helping patients back to their desired activities.