Hingle Named Associate Dean of New SIU Center for Human and Organizational Potential

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Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, has been selected as the associate dean for the Center for Human and Organizational Potential (cHOP) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Hingle will direct and guide the development the new center’s programs, with focus on wellness, leadership and excellence, and professional development.

SIU Medicine launched the Center for Human and Organizational Potential last fall. The center will invest in SIU’s employees and the community through personal and professional growth. Its goal is to achieve improvement in lives and health through focus areas in wellness, work preparedness, professional growth, retraining and faculty development and promotion.

“Dr. Hingle is a respected leader both locally and nationally, and she’s passionate about medical student and graduate student education and communication,” said SIU’s Dean and Provost Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH. “With her clinical expertise on women’s health, health promotion and disease prevention, she will bring great ideas and energy to her new position at cHOP.”

A resident of Springfield, Hingle has served on the medical school’s faculty since 1998. She is a professor of medicine and a general internal medicine specialist who previously has served as clerkship director and interim chair of the department. Most recently, Hingle served as the chair of the American College of Physicians (ACP) Board of Regents; her term concluded in April 2018. She has also been chair of the ACP Board of Governors and governor of the Illinois Southern Chapter of ACP. She received the ACP’s Walter J. McDonald Young Physician’s Award, the Illinois Laureate Award, and the Golden Apple Award for outstanding teaching from the SIU Class of 2013.

Hingle earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a medical degree from Rush University Medical College. She completed an internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, where she served as chief resident of internal medicine.

Hingle will serve as the interim associate dean of the center until formal approval by the Board of Directors meeting on February 14.

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