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SIU Vascular Surgery names Dr. Khalil Qato as Residency Program Director

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Dr. Khalil Qato has been named program director of the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency at SIU School of Medicine.

Dr. Khalil Qato

Dr. Qato recently joined the SIU Vascular Surgery faculty as an assistant professor of surgery. Dr. Qato previously practiced at Lenox Hill Hospital/Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University in New York where he has demonstrated a strong commitment to vascular surgery education while serving as the associate program director of the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency and as site director of 3rd-year rotations and 4th-year sub-internships. 

He has previously received awards for medical student teaching.

“Dr. Qato brings great ideas and energy to the program and I am excited about the prospects for the program under his leadership,” said William Robinson, MD, vascular division chief.

Dr. Qato grew up in the Chicago suburbs and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. He received his MD degree from New York Medical College.

Dr. Qato brings a variety of strong clinical, education, and research experiences and interests to the Department of Surgery. Vascular surgery residents continue to receive a high-volume operative experience, a strong didactic and simulation-based education program, and a broad experience with both the SIU faculty surgeons and the Springfield Clinic vascular surgeons

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