SIU Highlights

Free Oral Cancer Screenings Available at SCI

March 15, 2017

Getting screened for head and neck cancer is as simple as opening your mouth and sticking out your tongue.

Free Home Test Kits Available for Colorectal Cancer

March 10, 2017

The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois will distribute free colorectal cancer home test kits on several dates and locations during March to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois logo

SIU Pulmonology Specialists Now Seeing Patients in Jacksonville

February 21, 2017

Residents of Morgan County and the surrounding communities who are living with asthma, lung disease, obstructive sleep apnea or other lung conditions have a new option for care closer to home.

SIU Family Medicine-Carbondale Earns National Recognition

December 1, 2016

The Southern Illinois University Family and Community Medicine program in Carbondale has received highest recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home, praised for its dedication to quality care and care coordination. This is the third recognition the Carbondale program has received from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health-care quality.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon Now Seeing Patients in Bloomington

November 30, 2016

Patients living with severe back pain, progressive spine conditions or bone or muscle tumors have a new option for care close to home. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine assistant professor of surgery Nitin Kukkar, MD, has partnered with Orthopedic & Sports Care Enhancement Center to bring specialized orthopaedic care to patients of McLean County. The center is located at 2406 E. Empire St. in Bloomington.

SIU Med School Welcomes New Cardiology Chief

November 1, 2016

Michael Hyun-ook Kim, MD, MMM, FACC, FHRS, has joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as the chief of the Division of Cardiology and a professor of medicine. He is also a member of SIU HealthCare, the School's group practice.

SIU Pediatric Urologist Now Seeing Patients in Effingham

October 26, 2016

Children with specific urological conditions requiring surgery have a new option for care closer to home. Ranjiv Mathews, MD, has partnered with Effingham Urology Associates to bring specialized pediatric urological care to Effingham County. Mathews will see patients at 414 W. Virginia Ave. in Effingham. He is the only pediatric urologist in an 80-mile radius.

SIU Alumnus Joins Cardiothoracic Division

September 21, 2016

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine alumnus Traves Crabtree, MD, '95, has returned to his alma mater as a professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He also a member of SIU HealthCare, the medical school's group practice.

Neurologist Joins SIU Med School

September 15, 2016

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine alumna Samantha Dial, MD, '11, has joined the faculty of her alma mater as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology. She is also a member of SIU HealthCare, the School's group practice.

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