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November 17, 2011

Two doctors from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have received professional honors.

Dr. Susan T. Hingle, associate professor of internal medicine, has been elected chair-elect designee by the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians (ACP).  Her term begins April 2012.  In April 2013, she becomes chair for one year.  ACP is the largest medical specialty organization and second largest physician group in the United States.

Hingle joined SIU’s faculty in 1998.  She completed a residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. (1997).  Hingle earned her medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago (1993) and her bachelor’s at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (1989).  She is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Jan Rakinic, associate professor of surgery, was elected to a three-year term as president of the Association of Program Directors in Colon and Rectal Surgery at its annual meeting in May.  The group determines whether physicians have the proper qualifications for becoming board certified and conducts the examinations to determine the ability and fitness of candidates to practice the specialty of colorectal surgery. 

Rakinic joined the SIU faculty in 2002.  She completed a one-year fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia (1990) and a combined residency in general surgery at University of Illinois/Cook County Hospital in Chicago (1989). Rakinic received her medical degree from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans (1983) and her bachelor’s from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. (1978).  She is board certified in surgery and colon and rectal surgery.

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