Division News

Golf teams raise $7000 for Boy's and Girl's Clubs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The University of Illinois Springfield golf teams along with head coach Frank Marsaglia and team doctor Dr. Saadiq El-Amin hosted the Rotator Cuff Golf Outing this summer that raised $7,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Central Illinois and will be put right back into the Springfield community. more...


SIU School of Medicine, Institute for Plastic Surgery supports Kidzeum of Health and Science with a $75,000 gift

(Springfield, IL) –Thanks to a $75,000 donation from the doctors of SIU School of Medicine Institute of Plastic Surgery, an interactive hand exhibit will be one of the 100 engagements that exist within the Healthy Body Gallery.
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The Interactive Hand Exhibit will be located within the 40-foot tall, 3-story child that makes up the Healthy Body Gallery.  The main message of the Interactive Hand Exhibit is to demonstrate how strong muscles and tendons work together with your bones to help your hand move.  Kidzeum visitors will use a series of levers and controls to move an oversized had and grasp a ball. Click on image for larger view

“Kidzeum is extremely grateful to SIU School of Medicine and the doctors of its Institute for Plastic Surgery for supporting the Interactive Hand. Our hands do so much for us. They are capable of a wide variety of functions: touching, grasping, feeling, holding, manipulating, caressing, and more. They are a vitally important part of who we are and how we see ourselves,” said Kidzeum Board President, Rachael Thomson.

Created in 1973, The Institute for Plastic Surgery is an academic surgical practice offering specialized medical and surgical care to adults and children in central and southern Illinois.  It is committed to achieving the highest standard of excellence in all areas of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.  The Institute is known nationally and internationally for its work in many areas including microsurgery, hand surgery and therapy, reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, and specialized care in the treatment of burns and problem wounds.

The Kidzeum of Health & Science will be located in the nationally registered, historic buildings at 412, 414 and 416 East Adams Street. The Kidzeum of Health and Science will be designed with a focus on fun and learning and upon completion of its Vital for Our Youth Campaign; Kidzeum will be a three story, 25,000 square foot children’s museum dedicated to teaching children of all abilities about health and science through discovery and play. The Kidzeum has raised $5.4 million of its $6.8 million dollar goal.  Slated to open in late fall 2015.


October 24 - Mimi Covert Guest Lecture 2014

Peter Pizzutillo, MD

The Annual Mimi Covert Guest Lecture given by SIU Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and featuring Dr. Peter Pizzutillo, Chief, Section of Orthopaedic Surgery (St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia PA) and Terry Supan, MD, at the Bunn Auditorium with introductions by Keith Gabriel,MD



American joint replacement registry - Champion of the Quarter

Under the direction of Jennifer Perkins, RN, BSHA, ONC, Memorial Medical Center in Springfield (MMC) was one of the first hospitals to join AJRR. Jennifer is the Orthopaedic services program coordinator at MMC. She has worked as a nurse at MMC, A Magnet-designated hospital, for more than 20 years, most of which have been directly involved with orthopaedics. She obtained a bachelor’s of science in health administration in 2006 and will begin an MBA program this summer at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses and holds certifications in Orthopaedic Nursing and Lean Six Sigma. As the orthopaedic leader in the area, Jennifer attributes MMC’s success to the opportunity to partner with physicians and collaborate with outside entities such as AJRR in efforts to continually raise the standards and improve patient quality of care.


Administrator Appointed to Healthcare Executives Council of Regents

An administrator at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Council of Regents serves as the link between ACHE and members by approving governance and membership regulations as well as promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas.
Marla Beatty, administrator for the Divisions of Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery in the Department of Surgery, took office at the Council of Regents meeting March 22, 2014, during ACHE’s 57th Congress on Healthcare Leadership at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. As a Regent, Beatty will represent ACHE’s membership in Central and Southern Illinois.
Beatty is board certified in health-care management as an ACHE Fellow. She received her master’s degree in Business Administration from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan., and her bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She lives in Bethany with her husband, Ron.

Aspire to Inspire

The mission of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is to provide high quality, cutting edge, and compassionate clinical care across the spectrum of musculoskeletal problems, conduct research and provide high level resident education. We inspire and train the experts of tomorrow, through residency and fellowship programs that draw the highest quality of students and physicians. click here for pdf




Professor and Chair Khaled Saleh, M.D., leads the passionate and skilled surgeons and staff of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery who are incorporating a variety of standard and innovative meth ods to help their patients get back to their preferred way of life. Dr. Saleh joined SIU School of Medicine in 2009, bringing with him not just innovative methods and ideas, but a plan to provide a comprehensive approach to orthopaedic care where excellence is standard. “The current standard is not good enough – our patients deserve better. The academic environment at SIU is a perfect environment to support this way of thinking.” Do What You Love