Tori Lanzillotti is a board-certified physician assistant committed to helping her patients return to the activities they love most. She first considered becoming a physician assistant during high school when her father, a physical therapist, suggested she might enjoy a career in healthcare. The idea was cemented while Tori worked toward her bachelor’s degree in biology and minor in chemistry at the University of Akron, where she played Division I women’s volleyball as an outside hitter. She suffered an ACL injury and received surgical and follow-up care from an incredible physician assistant who inspired her to pursue a similar path. Tori followed her dream to Mercy College in the Bronx, New York, where she earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies. While her volleyball career ended with her injury, Tori still enjoys playing the sport when time allows. In her free time, you can also find her spending time with family and friends and playing with her cat, Piper.