Meet Our Physician Assistants

Lena Draus, PA-C

Suburban Orthopaedic Physicians Assistant

Lena Draus joined our practice at Suburban Orthopaedics as a licensed and nationally certified Physician Assistant in 2021. Lena graduated with her bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in May 2017. Prior to beginning her physician assistant degree in August of 2018, she spent time designing surgical devices and working as a patient care technician for a cardiothoracic surgery team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In December 2020, Lena graduated from the University of Iowa with a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. She works closely with Dr. Peterson in office evaluating/treating patients, and in the operating room assisting in foot/ankle surgery. She also works in general orthopaedic care with a focus on joint replacements


When not caring for patients, Lena enjoys spending time with her husband, running, painting, and traveling.