Residency Programs 2010 - 2012
SIU School of Medicine
Residency Programs Because the job market for physicians is strong in central and
southern Illinois, there are many professional opportunities in the
region for all our resident graduates. Every year some graduates
J. Kevin Dorsey, M.D., Ph.D. choose to enter academic careers, including here at SIU. Our
Dean and Provost, Professor of Medicine
residents also have excellent success in obtaining highly coveted
Karen Broquet, M.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education academic fellowship positions throughout the nation.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Inpatient and outpatient rotations take place in state of the
art facilities. Training programs in Springfield are supported by
Total residency and fellowship positions: our two large affiliated hospitals – Memorial Medical Center
229 in Springfield (507 beds) and St. John’s Hospital (738 beds). With combined
admissions of more than 45,000 and more than 123,000
51 in affiliated sites
emergency room visits, these teaching hospitals are leading tertiary
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine was care centers in the Midwest. Advanced technology is readily
established in 1970 to help meet the health care needs of the available and almost every medical and surgical procedure is
people of central and southern Illinois. For more than 35 years, provided.
our community-based medical school has emphasized teaching Along with the medical school, Memorial and St. John’s
and achieved national recognition as an innovator in medical comprise an expanding downstate Illinois academic medical center.
education. In 1999, the three teamed up to establish a Level 1 trauma center,
SIU sponsors residency programs in 15 disciplines plus 12 the Southern Illinois Trauma Center. Today, the two hospitals
specialty fellowships. Our programs in Springfield offer the best and the School of Medicine are working together to develop and
of both possible worlds – considerable medical sophistication in a implement coordinated electronic systems for medical records as
small-city atmosphere. We provide an excellent academic base for well as management of resident duty hours and evaluations.
your training in a pleasant and affordable community. Outreach The medical staffs of both of our affiliated hospitals serve
activities and affiliations extend the School’s involvement to many a large referral network that brings patients to Springfield
other central and southern Illinois communities. from throughout central and southern Illinois. Drawing on a
Choosing a residency is not easy. We encourage you to visit large referral area that includes contiguous states, the patient
us and see our programs and facilities firsthand. We believe you’ll populations are well-balanced and diverse, coming from both
be convinced of our excellence. We’re proud that we’ve trained an metropolitan and rural settings. This mix provides varied learning
accomplished group of more than 1,900 physicians. opportunities to help you develop a range of professional skills.
SIU’s residency and fellowship programs offer an excellent SIU School of Medicine has helped set standards for medical
balance between primary care and specialty care training. All education and has pioneered the use of standardized patients, case-
of our training programs provide the preparation you need in based learning and clinical skills assessment. Many of our faculty
scientific, clinical and humanistic aspects of medicine. Each are national leaders in medical education. The active involvement
provides an environment which nurtures inquiry into the science of faculty in clinical teaching is a major asset for our residents.
of medicine and clinical settings where you can apply your
knowledge to individual patient encounters.
Resident trainees work with physician role models from • The Departments of Medical Microbiology,
academic and private practice backgrounds. Experiences in Immunology and Cell Biology and of Pharmacology
ambulatory care clinics provide a strong complement to those in have extensive laboratory space and advanced equipment.
hospital-based setting. The School has more than 300 full-time Faculty, researchers and a number of residents are
faculty members as well as more than 880 part-time and volunteer engaged in independent and collaborative projects. A
faculty members. More than 225 full-time physicians supervise close working relationship with the clinical staff provides
nearly 360,000 clinic visits per year in our primary and specialty a scientist-physician team approach to research.
care clinics as well as approximately 145,000 hospital visits. http://www.siumed.edu/mmi, www.siumed.edu/pharm/
Our research covers a wide range of basic and clinical • The Department of Medical Humanities assists in
sciences. More than 100 laboratories in Carbondale and integrating clinical skills with those of the social and
Springfield support a wide range of medical and basic science behavioral sciences and the humanities. Its full-time
research and clinical trials, representing more than $25 million in faculty offers expertise in law, ethics, philosophy,
funding. The Springfield Combined Laboratory Facility (SCLF) is psychosocial care, health policy and medical history.
a five-story brick research building with controlled environmental http://www.siumed.edu/medhum
areas, immunology and virology laboratories, a biomedical research • The Department of Medical Education is
imaging suite and animal research facilities. With the recent internationally known as a leader in curriculum design,
expansion of the SCLF with a new addition, the School is able to delivery and evaluation. Faculty can assist in shaping
expand its research efforts in molecular biology, increase focus on your educational activities and developing your teaching
the increasingly important research areas of genetics and genomic skills. http://www.siumed.edu/dme. The Division of
medicine, and continue work on infectious disease and immune Statistics and Research Consulting helps develop
function, particularly as related to emerging infectious diseases and research designs and data analysis strategies and assists
bioterrorism. with interpretation of results.
Other resources that support our medical • The Office of Continuing Medical Education provides
education programs include: and designates AMA Category 1 credit for an extensive
schedule of conferences and symposia. Most local
• The SIU Medical Library houses more than 159,000 conferences are free of charge to residents.
volumes, 1,145 current periodicals, 3,400 audiovisual http://www.siumed.edu/cme/
programs and 5,000 volumes in a special historical • The Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU offers state-of-
collection. The library offers a complete range of the-art treatment for patients in central and southern
automated searching, both on-site and from Internet- Illinois as well as facilities for cancer research and
enabled workstations. Loanable technology (laptops, physician and public education. In the summer of
projectors and digital cameras) also are available. 2010, it consolidated services in a new three-story, $21.5
http://www.siumed.edu/lib/ million facility in Springfield, facilitating the multi-
disciplinary approach that is the hallmark of the Institute.
• St. John’s Children’s Hospital combines the faculty We recognize that quality of life as well as quality of training
resources of Southern Illinois University School of are vitally important. Resident salaries are above the Council of
Medicine with the pediatric facilities and services of Teaching Hospitals’ averages for Midwest programs. The affiliated
St. John’s Hospital. It is accredited by the National hospitals provide professional liability coverage, as well as life and
Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related health insurance, with an option to add family members.
Institutions. http://www.sjchildrens.org. Vacation and educational leave total four weeks each year.
• An area in the city for a medical district, which includes Additional amenities include free, safe parking, free meals while on
the medical school, has been established to advance call, and exercise rooms for the use of all house staff.
activities in research and patient care. The Mid-Illinois Although participating institutions are large enough to offer
Medical District is working to develop facilities and the best in care, each resident is known individually. All residents
undertake projects to advance the city’s position as a are members of the House Staff Association (HSA), which
medical center of excellence. proposes improvements and advocates on behalf of all residents. A
http://www.midillinoismedicaldistrict.org peer elected representative from each program serves on the HSA’s
• The Southern Illinois Trauma Center (SITC), Board of Directors.
a Level I trauma center, is a cooperative effort of Springfield is the capital of Illinois and is a delightful place
Memorial Medical Center, St. John’s Hospital and SIU’s to live with a diverse cultural, economic and political life, and an
Department of Surgery. SITC treats an average of 1,000 historical heritage highlighted by its most famous citizen, Abraham
injured patients each year, who come from Springfield Lincoln. The area’s reasonable cost of living allows more spending
and the 18-county service area. power than other areas of the country. Springfield offers a variety
http://www.siumed.edu/trauma of cultural and recreational opportunities without the congestion
• SIU Fertility and IVF Center opened in 2009 and of larger metropolitan areas. Housing is economical and there are
provides a comprehensive approach to finding solutions many opportunities to purchase or rent a home. Several banking
for infertile couples. A newly constructed, world-class institutions offer home loans to residents that require no down
laboratory offers the best possible environment for the payment. Our affiliated programs in family medicine are located
delicate fertility work as well as overall patient experience, in equally pleasant and affordable Illinois communities.
security and privacy. http://www.siumed.edu/fertility/ Please make it a point to visit our Residency Affairs Web site
• The Surgical Skills and Research Lab is one of only a for additional information on all of our training programs, our
handful of centers across the country designed specifically hospitals, our policies and the Springfield area.
for training surgical residents. It supplements the http://www.siumed.edu/resaffairs
traditional training SIU surgery residents receive.
• To help Illinois communities seeking physicians and
residents looking at practice locations, the School offers
an Illinois placement service and maintains a practice
locations Web site. http://www.siumed.edu/practice_ops/
Residencies/Fellowships Obstetrics/Gynecology – 4 years
Erica E. Nelson, M.D., 217-545-6498
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/ob/
(Including program directors)
Dermatology – 4 years Pediatrics – 3 years
Lucinda S. Buescher, M.D., 217-545-5465 Michelle Miner, M.D., 217-545-7827
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/medicine/dermatology/ Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/peds/
Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous
Psychiatry – 4 years
Oncology Fellowship – 1 year
Manisha Punwani, M.D., 217-545-7627
Robert A. Buzzell, M.D., 217-545-5465
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/psych/
Emergency Medicine – 3 years Child Psychiatry Fellowship – 2 years
David Griffen, M.D., 217-545-3518 Ayame Takahashi, M.D., 217-545-7644
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/emergency_medicine/index.html Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/psych/child_fellowship.htm
Family Medicine – 3 years Diagnostic Radiology – 5 years
Carbondale: Penelope K. Tippy, M.D., 618-536-6621 ext. 221 John B. Becker, M.D., 217-757-2387
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/cfpc Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/radiology/
Carbondale Sports Medicine Fellowship – 1 year
Scott Schonewolf, D.O., 618-536-6621, ext. 261
General Surgery – 5 years
Decatur: John G. Bradley, M.D., 217-872-0850
John D. Mellinger, M.D., 217-545-4401
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/dfpc
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/residency.html
Quincy: Thomas H. Miller, M.D., 217-224-8957
Vascular Fellowship – 2 years
Web site: http://www.quincyfp.org
Douglas Hood, M.D., 217-545-8856
Quincy Sports Medicine Fellowship – 1 year
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/vascular/fellowships.html
James M. Daniels, M.D., 217-277-5772
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship - 2 years
Springfield: Janet R. Albers, M.D., 217-757-8140
Jan Rakinic, M.D., 217-545-7230
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/sfm
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/general/colorectal/fellowship.html
Internal Medicine – Categorical - 3 years; Preliminary – 1 year
Orthopaedic/Rehabilitation – 5 years
Andrew J. Varney, M.D., 217-545-0193
Keith Gabriel, M.D., 217-545-6155
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/medicine
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/orthopaedics/
Endocrinology Fellowship – 2 years (minimum)
Spine Surgery Fellowship – 1 year
Romesh K. Khardori, M.D., Ph.D., 217-545-0166
Per Freitag, M.D., Ph.D., 217-545-6155
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/medicine/endocrinology
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/orthopaedics/spine_fellowship.html
Infectious Diseases Fellowship – 2 years
Nancy M. Khardori, M.D., Ph.D., 217-545-9148 Otolaryngology – 5 years
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/medicine/infectious-diseases James P. Malone, M.D., 217-545-4777
Pulmonary Fellowship – 2 years Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/otolaryngology/
Joseph Q. Henkle, M.D., 217-545-0187 Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship – 2 years
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/medicine/pulmonary-medicine K. Thomas Robbins, M.D., 217-545-4777
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/otolaryngology/hanot.html
Medicine/Psychiatry – 5 years
David S. Resch, M.D., 217-545-0193 Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery – 6 years
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/medpsy/ Reuben A. Bueno, Jr., M.D., 217-545-6112
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/plastics
Neurology – 4 years
Rodger J. Elble, M.D., Ph.D., 217-545-0168 Urology – 5 years
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/neuro/ Tobias S. Köhler, M.D., 217-545-3262
Neurorehabilitation Fellowship – 1 year Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/urology
David Gelber, M.D., 217-545-0168
Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/neuro/
Memorial Medical Center St. John’s Hospital
Ritz, Chief Executive Officer
Edgar J. Curtis, President and Chief Executive Officer Robert
Rajesh G. Govindaiah, M.D., Senior Vice President Craig Backs, M.D., Chief Medical Director
and Chief Medical Officer Number of beds: 539 licensed beds
Number of beds: 507 licensed beds Admissions: 21,940 (FY09)
Admissions: 24,910 (FY09) Emergency department visits: 57,439 (FY09)
Emergency room visits: 65,747 (FY09)
St. John’s Hospital was founded in 1875 by the Hospital Sisters
Operating as a private, not-for-profit corporation, Memorial of the Third Order of St. Francis and is an affiliate of the Hospital
Medical Center (MMC), founded in 1897, offers comprehensive Sisters Health System. As a regional referral center, it provides
inpatient and outpatient care to the residents of central and tertiary care for the entire central and southern Illinois area.
southern Illinois. At the core of Memorial Health System’s St. John’s Children’s Hospital, a partnership with SIU School
mission is the belief that access to primary care is a key component of Medicine, provides neonatal intensive care, a Level III Perinatal
in providing a full continuum of care in support of community Center, and pediatric services including pediatric rehabilitation. The
Health. center includes an outpatient fetal evaluation laboratory coordinated
Tertiary care available at Memorial includes a variety of by SIU and an antenatal unit. The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care
specialized services. The Regional Cancer Center provides Unit serves 35 counties in Illinois.
comprehensive cancer care, including the latest research protocols Other special care areas include an adult intensive care unit, a
available through the Community Clinical Oncology program bone and joint program, and comprehensive cancer care. St. John’s
of the National Cancer Institute. The Regional Kidney Center also offers adult day care, home health services, and inpatient and
offers a full range of nephrology and urology services, including home hospice care. About 16,000 surgical procedures are performed
dialysis and the region’s only pancreas/kidney transplant program, each year in the hospital’s 25 surgical suites; more than 500 of these
a joint program with the medical school. MMC’s Regional Burn are open heart surgery procedures.
Center is equipped with the latest technologies and facilities for St. John’s is recognized as a leader in cardiac services, with
burn care. Other service line specialties include the Center for the largest heart program in Illinois that includes the Prairie
Neuromuscular Sciences and Family Maternity Suites. Heart Institute. The cardiovascular department offers a range of
Memorial’s Heart and Vascular Services offer a full range of sophisticated diagnostic services for adult and pediatric cardiology
diagnostic treatment, rehabilitative and respiratory therapy services and vascular patients. Individualized rehabilitation services are
and includes two joint programs with SIU – hyperbaric medicine available for intervention or post-operative fitness.
and a sleep disorders clinic. MMC also serves as a site for a Level The Level 1 Southern Illinois Trauma Center is a partnership
I trauma center, a joint effort with SIU and St. John’s Hospital. between Memorial Medical Center, St. John’s and SIU School of
The two hospitals alternate responsibility for the trauma center Medicine. The two hospitals alternate responsibility for the trauma
annually. center annually. St. John’s also has an air/ground transport system,
MMC is the flagship of Memorial Health System (MHS). including the Saints Flight Helicopter based at the hospital that is
Other MHS affiliates include Memorial Home Services, Abraham used for critically ill patients.
Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Taylorville Memorial As St. John’s Hospital grows and moves into the future,
Hospital, Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois and Memorial administration and employees remain committed to the Hospital
Physician Services, a network of primary care physicians with Sisters’ philosophy — All people are created by God and have an
clinics in Springfield, Chatham, Jacksonville, Petersburg and intrinsic dignity and value. Its Web site is http://www.st-johns.org/.
Lincoln. The health system Web site is
Springfield, Illinois the world. Summer also is the time for county fairs as well as the
Illinois State Fair and the LPGA State Farm Classic. Winter brings
Population: approximately 113,000 First Night Springfield, a New Year’s Eve celebration that features
Geographic area: 33.4 square miles arts and entertainment for the family.
Recreational opportunities are many and varied. Springfield
Located in the rich agricultural heart of Illinois, Springfield offers hiking, biking, golf, tennis, swimming and cross-country
combines the small town elements of a friendly, safe environment skiing. Bicyclists and inline skaters enjoy miles of paved trails over
with the metropolitan advantages of cultural and recreational abandoned railbeds through wooded areas. Springfield has more
opportunities. The seat of state government, it also is a downstate than 20 parks, three bike trails and multiple golf courses. The
center for conventions and tourism, retail and wholesale new Southwind Park, expected to open in the summer of 2010, is
operations, and agricultural production. Its consumer market a community supported park for patrons with both abilities and
extends into a 10-county region, serving more than 500,000 disabilities.
people. Lake Springfield, with its 60 miles of shoreline, provides
Springfield has a rich history, much of it tied to its most boating, fishing, swimming and other opportunities for water
famous citizen, Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president. Historic sports. Located near the lake, Lincoln Memorial Garden and
sites include the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Henson Robinson Zoo both offer a number of seasonal nature
Tomb and Lincoln’s New Salem, the 1830s pioneer village where programs and special events.
Lincoln lived for six years. The Old State Capitol is located in Educational opportunities are abundant in Springfield.
the center of the city. Also downtown is the Abraham Lincoln Benedictine University at Springfield offers associate degrees in
Presidential Library and Museum, home to the state’s world- liberal arts, sciences, teacher education and art and six bachelor’s
renowned Lincoln historical collection. and four master’s degree programs. Lincoln Land Community
Cultural opportunities abound. The 2,017-seat Sangamon College offers more than 100 associate degree programs. UIS
Auditorium at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) offers offers 20 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree program,
a full range of music, theater and dance performances. It is also emphasizing studies in political and public affairs, business and
home to the award-winning Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the management, and health. Robert Morris College offers associate
Springfield Ballet Company. Theater lovers also can take advantage degrees and five bachelor’s and four master’s degree programs.
of productions by the Springfield Theatre Centre and two summer The Springfield Public School District #186 is a strong public
programs — the Muni musical series and Theatre in the Park at school system that includes a comprehensive special education
Lincoln’s New Salem Historic Site. The Thomas Rees Memorial program, a modern cooperative vocational training center and
Carillon offers evening entertainment in the summer. The a gifted magnet elementary school. The area also has parochial
Hoogland Center for the Arts in downtown Springfield is a 80,000 schools.
square foot, four-story building which houses four performance Springfield shopping offers something for everyone. White
spaces and other public areas. Oaks Mall has a variety of stores. The city also has smaller
The Springfield Art Association, housed in the restored, shopping malls, interesting specialty shops and antique stores.
historic Edwards Place, offers an active schedule of shows and art Springfield has a relatively low cost of living, making salaries
classes. The Springfield Area Arts Council promotes community more competitive. Affordable single-family dwellings and
events in the visual, literary and performing arts. Countless other apartments are located throughout residential neighborhoods,
guest lectures, exhibits, performances and programs are available many near parks. Springfield’s location provides easy access to
through the Illinois State Museum, the Prairie Capital Convention major metropolitan areas — Chicago (3 hours by car, 45 minutes
Center, local colleges and universities, and community groups. by plane) and St. Louis (90 minutes by car, 30 minutes by plane).
Outdoor activities include the Old Capitol Art Fair in May,
Springfield is diverse, proud of its past and confident of its
which attracts artists from around the country. In June, the
International Carillon Festival features musicians from around future.
Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine
To learn more about residency programs at
SIU School of Medicine, you can write:
Office of Residency Affairs
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
P.O. Box 19656
Springfield, IL 62794-9656
If you prefer, contact Residency Affairs at 217-545-8853
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CT) weekdays or via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.siumed.edu/resaffairs.
Visit SIU on the Internet at www.siumed.edu
Published for the residency and fellowship programs by the offices of Residency Affairs and of Public Affairs
Editors: Merle E. Shiffman and Nancy S. Zimmers, Public Affairs
Editorial assistance: Debi Santini, Residency Affairs
Photography: James Hawker and Michael Meyer; Springfield photos courtesy of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau
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