Dr. Susan Hingle Named Interim Chair of Internal Medicine at SIU School of Medicine


August 20, 2013

Dr. Susan Hingle Named Interim Chair of Internal Medicine at SIU School of Medicine

Dr. Susan Thompson Hingle has been named interim chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. She replaces Dr. David Steward, who has been named associate dean for the School’s new Office of Community Health and Service.

Hingle is a professor of internal medicine, internal medicine’s clerkship director and residency associate program director, as well as SIU’s associate doctoring curriculum director. She began her career at SIU as an assistant professor of internal medicine in 1998. She is very active in medical education, physician-patient relationships and women’s health issues. She helped create a section of the curriculum for undergraduates and residents in internal medicine focusing on communication skills.

In April, Hingle was named chair of the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. Hingle has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 2001 and recipient of numerous ACP awards during the past decade. In May, she received the Golden Apple Award for outstanding teaching from the graduating class at SIU SOM.

Hingle completed her internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. (1997). She 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. She and her husband, Kevin, live in Springfield with their two sons.


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