Michael Krzyskowski, PA-C

Mike earned his Master of Medical Science degree in physician assistant studies at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL where he completed surgical rotations in general and plastic surgery as well as orthopedic spine surgery.  He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, licensed to practice in the state of Indiana, and holds a professional membership in the American Association of Physician Assistants.

He additionally holds a master’s degree in microbiology from Illinois State University for which he conducted his own independent research to investigate the physiology of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  Mike closely assists Dr. Khanna in clinic and in surgery, firmly believes in thorough patient education, and enjoys discussing treatment options with patients before and after surgery. In addition to his clinic and surgical duties, Mike manages this website and helps Dr. Khanna design and compile original research.

Mike grew up in Orland Park, IL where he now lives with his wife Cosette and cat Sofia.

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Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies – 2018
Midwestern University
Downers Grove, IL

Master of Science, Microbiology – 2016
Illinois State University
Normal, IL

Bachelor of Science, Biology – 2012
Illinois State University
Normal, IL

Papers and Presentations:


Master of Medical Science Capstone Project:

Mechanism, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic neuropathy present and future: a clinical review.

Master’s Thesis:

β-Lactam-Induced Changes in Cell Wall Composition and Autolytic Properties of Daptomycin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus


1. †Illinois State University Phi Sigma Research Symposium: February 2016 – Poster

Investigating the Mode of Killing and Mechanisms Underlying the Bactericidal Synergy of Daptomycin and β-lactam antibiotics

2. †Illinois State University Seminar in Molecular & Cellular Biology: January 2015 – Public Seminar Presentation

Combating Multi-Drug Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus: An Introduction to Cell Wall Physiology and the See-Saw Effect

3. U.S. Department of Energy Joint Meeting 2011 Biomass Trait Analyses of Diverse Wild Type  Brachypodium Accessions – Poster

Biomass Trait Analyses of Diverse Wild Type Brachypodium Accessions”

† Main presenter

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