Southern Illinois Trauma Center


Welcome to the Southern Illinois Trauma Center at SIU Medicine. We are the first Level 1 trauma center in the region, allowing us to provide complex urgent and emergency care for the residents of 18 area counties.

We’ve partnered with Springfield Memorial Hospital and local emergency medical services to provide the expert and efficient care you or your loved ones deserve during your most vulnerable times of need. Our medical providers are highly skilled and trained in the diagnosis and emergency treatment of a variety of acute illnesses and injuries.


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Dr. Chris McDowell

Chris McDowell named Executive Associate Dean of SIU Medicine

Dr. Chris McDowell has been named the new Executive Associate Dean of SIU School of Medicine. He is an alumnus of the school (Class of 2005), chair of Emergency Medicine, an associate professor and the medical director for the Memorial Learning Center.
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New study shows toll of firearm injury on U.S. children

Since 2020, firearm injuries have become the No. 1 cause of death in American children, according to the CDC. SIU Medicine's Dr. Ruchika Goel and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University studied national data to learn more about the children and adolescents affected, as well as the burden on hospitals and health care providers.

2020 Department of Surgery Teaching Awards Announced

Congratulations, 2020 Department of Surgery Teaching Award Recipients! Teaching awards are given every year and are granted based on a review of all evaluations of residents and faculty by medical