SIU Division of Orthopaedic Surgery 
Phone: 217-545-8000
Fax: 217-545-2536
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Wendell Becton,MDWendell Becton, MD, CAQSM
Assistant Professor
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery




Clinical Interests:

  • Primary Care Non-surgical Sports Medicine
  • Sports Injury Prevention
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Sports Interests:

  • Team Sports Cosultant, Springfield Foxes

Wendell W. Becton, MD, assistant professor of surgery, specializes in nonsurgical orthopaedics/sports medicine and rehabilitation.  Prior to joining SIU, he was the Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Decatur Memorial Hospital and had a solo practice with DMH Medical Group, specializing in musculoskeletal medicine, primary care orthopaedics and sports medicine.

Dr. Becton has been a team physician for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team since 2007, and continues in that role while serving as an Assistant Professor at SIU through an affiliation with Mercy Health System.

Since 1994, Dr. Becton has served as a Flight Surgeon in the U.S. Air Force Reserves in a variety of official medical capacities.  In 2010, he was deployed with Operation Enduring Freedom to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

Dr. Becton completed a fellowship in sports medicine at MacNeal Family Practice/Rush Presbyterian, St. Luke’s in Berwyn, Illinois.  He completed a residency in family practice at SIU School of Medicine in Quincy, Illinois.  Dr. Becton received his medical degree at East Tennessee State in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Dr. Becton is Board Certified in Family Practice, and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine.

To make an appointment with Dr. Becton, please call SIU HealthCare at 217-545-8000.

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