SIU School of Medicine Faculty Promoted

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June 27, 2013


SIU School of Medicine Faculty Promoted

Academic promotions have been awarded to 17 faculty members at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  The promotions were approved this spring by the SIU Board of Trustees and are effective July 1.

[Note – faculty are in Springfield unless noted.]

Ten faculty members have been promoted: Dr. Sangita Basnet, from assistant professor to associate professor of pediatrics; Dr. Beau Batton from assistant professor to associate professor of pediatrics; Dr. Lucinda Buescher from associate professor to professor of dermatology; Dr. Susan Hingle from associate professor to professor of internal medicine; Dr. Magali Jean-Louis, from assistant professor to associate professor of pediatrics; Dr. Tracy Milbrandt, from assistant professor to associate professor of pediatrics; Dr. Anne Miller, from assistant to associate professor of rheumatology; Vickram Ramkumar, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor of pharmacology; Dr. Stacy Sattovia, from assistant professor to associate professor of internal medicine; and Dr. Sharon Smaga, from associate professor to professor of family and community medicine in Carbondale. 

Six faculty members have been promoted with tenure: Dr. Michael Brenner, from assistant professor to associate professor of surgery; Buffy Ellsworth, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of physiology in Carbondale; Edward Gershburg, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of medical microbiology, immunology and cell biology; Dr. Tobias Kohler, from assistant professor to associate professor of surgery; James MacLean, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of physiology in Carbondale; and Nicole Roberts, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of medical education.

One faculty member received tenure: Dr. Kevin McVary, professor of surgery.

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. The School has more than 240 full-time physicians as well as other medical professionals, offering both primary care and specialized treatment services. The medical school works in partnership with hospitals and clinics throughout Illinois. Clinical outreach efforts extend SIU’s involvement to 46 Illinois communities. For information, call SIU’s Call Center, 217-545-8000 or 1-800-342-5748. Its website is www.siumed.edu.

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The mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the citizens 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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