SIU Division of Emergency Medicine 
Phone: 217-545-3518 
Email:  lschneider@siumed.edu 

Class of 2017

Rik Austin, MD

BS – Biology/Medical Sciences – Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

MD – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Interests:  Movies, music - especially live, guitar, college and professional athletics (football, basketball, baseball, soccer), technology.

Kelly Galanos, MD

BS – Molecular and Cellular Biology – University of Illinois, Urbana IL

MD – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Interests:  Zumba, first person shooter video games, crossword puzzles, shooting pool.

Christopher Inabnit, MD

BS – Mathematics – Missouri State University, Springfield MO

MD – University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia MO

Interests:  Guitar: I love playing in my free time. Being able to express myself through music is both a tremendous outlet for stress and a way for me to have fun while being creative. Do-it-yourself repairs: fixing electronics, replacing faucets, installing switches, car repairs, etc. Baseball: played in high school and on club league teams in college. Tennis: started playing casually with friends in college. Amateur audio editing: splicing, overdubbing, equalizing, and making simple beats with audio software.

Chris Miedema, MD

BS – Chemistry – Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington IL

MD – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Interests:  I really enjoy outdoor activities and high adventure. I am an Eagle Scout and have gone on many backpacking and camping trips including the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.  Additionally, I enjoy running and have completed the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon and various 5K races. Other interests include cooking, golf, reading, and going to concerts, sporting events, and other events with friends.

Sven Steen, MD

BA – Business Management – Augustana College, Rock Island IL

MD – University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City IA

Interests:  I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog, running, outdoor cooking and barbequing, computers, water sports, and photography.

Chris Thomas,DO

BS – Biology – University of Iowa, Iowa City IA

DO – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, Glendale AZ

Interests:  I am an avid runner, participating in local, community 5-10k races throughout the year and I've run two marathons in 2008 and 2010. I also enjoy being active outdoors by biking and hiking. I like to travel, cook, write and get together with friends. My interests include world news/current events, technology and sports.