Dr. Christine Todd Named Chair of Medical Humanities


August 20, 2013

Dr. Christine Todd Named Chair of Medical Humanities

Christine Todd, M.D., has been named chair of the medical humanities department at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

Todd is an associate professor at SIU and a 1993 graduate of the medical school. Previously, she was an assistant professor of internal medicine and family and community medicine (2000-13) and an adjunct faculty member (1997-2000). She has been director of the Department of Internal Medicine’s hospitalist program since 2006. Todd has also served as chair of the Department of Medicine at St. John’s Hospital (2011-12, 2005-07), associate director of the internal medicine residency program at SIU (2003-2013), a general internist at Family Medical Center in Mason City (1997-2000) and director of the rural health partnership mobile clinic in Logan County (1997-2000).

Todd completed her residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, serving her final year as chief resident (1997). She earned her medical degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (1993) and a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature at the University of Chicago (1989).

Todd is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), a fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine and a member of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine of Health and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She has had several articles published in national medical journals. She received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award in 2012.

Todd, a native of Woodridge, Illinois, succeeds Ross Silverman, J.D., M.P.H.

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