Published on July 16, 2022

Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic welcomes orthopedic surgery specialist Derek VanSlyke

The Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic is proud to welcome certified physician assistant Derek VanSlyke, who specializes in orthopedic surgery. 

Derek Van Slyke“I completed some of my training at Essentia while I was in PA school,” said VanSlyke. “I was left with a good impression by the organization and its values, and am excited to begin my career here.” 

VanSlyke received his education from the The College of St. Scholastica. He was drawn to practice in orthopedics due to his early exposure to the specialty, which was driven by his participation in football as well as mountain biking and hiking.

“Growing up, I experienced many orthopedic injuries and was always impressed with how health care staff helped me heal,” said VanSlyke. “Now, I look forward to being the provider that helps others get back to the things they love most.”