Jake joined the Carle McLean County Orthopedics team in August 2021 as a Physician Assistant. He currently assists Dr. Novotny.

After high school, Jake attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. He then received his Master of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Kentucky. Jake continued his medical education by completing his Post Baccalaureate in Pre-Med at Georgia Southern University. After returning to Illinois, Jake attended the School of Medicine at Southern Illinois University, where he graduated into the Physician Assistant Program.


2021 – School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2019 – Post Baccalaureate, Pre-Med, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

2014 – Master of Science, Athletic Training, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2012 - Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, Summa Cum Laude, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL


  • NCCPA PANCE Board Examination
  • American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • American Heart Association, Basic Life Support CPR & AED
  • National Athletic Trainers Association, Board of Certification
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Certification
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Certification


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants
  • National Athletic Trainers Association

Clinical Experience/Training

  • May 2021 - Phase II Mentor Clinic in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Pekin, IL
  • May 2020 - Phase I Mentor Clinic in Family Medicine, Pinckneyville, IL