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2021 SIU School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award - Ron Romanelli, MD

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Congratulations SIU Medicine alumnus, Ron Romanelli, MD!

Dr. Romanelli has been selected as the 2021 Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award recipient. This award is presented by the SIU School of Medicine Alumni Society Board of Governors and recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to medicine and distinguished service to mankind. Dr. Romanelli was nominated by SIU SOM Professor of Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery Division Chair, Dr. Norman Otsuka, along with letters of support from fellow colleagues, noting his “Stellar work and reputation, teaching efforts, and  dedication to the community, the SOM and the Division.”

Dr. Romanelli was a part of the SIU School of Medicine Class of ’83 and an orthopedic surgery resident alumnus ’88. He recently retired this year after 29 years of service teaching SIU Medicine orthopedic residents.

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