THEODORE R. LEBLANG, J.D.
Mr. LeBlang is Emeritus Professor of Law and Medicine at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Schools of Medicine and Law. During the period 1993-2006, Mr. LeBlang served as Professor and Chair of the medical school's Department of Medical Humanities. He was also Director of the Program of Law and Medicine and founding Director of the M.D./J.D. Dual Degree Program. From 1975 through 1992, Mr. LeBlang served as Legal Counsel to SIU School of Medicine. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the University of Illinios College of Law, Mr. LeBlang is Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Legal Medicine and Associate Editor of the Health Care Lawyer. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Illinois Bar Journal during the period 2000-2002 and has been a member of the editorial boards of Illinois Child Welfare, Medicine and Law, and the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. From 1992-2006, he served as co-annotator of the Code of Medical Ethics: Current Opinions with Annotations, published by the American Medical Association.
Mr. LeBlang is a Past President of the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM). He has been a Fellow of the ACLM since 1991. Mr. LeBlang has served as Chair of the American Bar Association Medicine and Law Committee (Section of Tort and Insurance Practice), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, the ISBA Health Care Section Council, and the ISBA Standing Committee on Interprofessional Cooperation. He also served as Founding Chair of the ISBA Standing Committee on Bar Publications. In 1995, Mr. LeBlang received the ISBA Board of Governors Award for exemplary service to the legal profession. Mr. LeBlang has served as a member of the Ethics Task Force of the National Board of Medical Examiners and as a member of the Liability Determination Task Force of the United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Mr. LeBlang holds membership in the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He has written and spoken extensively on various issues in health law and legal medicine and is co-author of The Law of Medical Practice in Illinois (Second Edition), published by West Group.