SIU HealthCare Names Chief Medical Officer


August 26, 2014

SIU HealthCare Names Chief Medical Officer

Harald Lausen, D.O., has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for SIU HealthCare at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

As CMO, Lausen is involved with regulatory, accreditation, safety, clinical informatics and compliance issues, as well as facilitating quality improvement, practice standards for the clinical operations and patient safety and satisfaction processes across the practice for SIU HealthCare, the medical school’s group practice. He will also serve as a liaison to integrate education in clinical settings for medical students, resident physicians and other learners.

Lausen, an associate professor, joined SIU in 2007. Previously, Lausen was in private practice in Springfield (2003-07) and was a part-time faculty member at SIU.

He completed the family medicine residency at SIU-Springfield (2003). He earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (2000) and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology, both at the University of Illinois at Springfield (1997, 1993).

Lausen is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. His memberships include the American College of Physician Executives, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators, and the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine.

A native of Springfield, Lausen has two children.

Lausen Harald Lausen, D.O.

SIU HealthCare ( has more than 250 full-time physicians as well as other medical professionals, providing both primary care and specialized treatment services. SIU works in partnership with hospitals and clinics throughout Illinois, extending its clinical outreach efforts to 41 Illinois communities.

SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, service, research and community service throughout Illinois. For information, call SIU’s Call Center, 217-545-8000 or 1-800-342-5748 or visit

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SIU, 217-545-3854

Lauren Murphy,
SIU, 217-545-2819


Phone 217-545-8000
P.O. Box 19620
Springfield, IL 62794-9620
The mission of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.


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