Vascular Surgery faculty

Residency Program Director
Dr. Khalil Qato

Dr. Khalil Qato

Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Dr. Khalil Qato is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the SIU Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency. 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. At Lenox Hill/ Zucker, Dr. Qato served as the Associate Program Director of the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency, served as site director of 3rd year rotations and 4th year sub-internships, and received awards for medical student teaching. 


Dr. William Robinson

Division Chief

Dr. Robinson is passionate about the education of surgical trainees and students. In addition to providing clinical instruction to a variety of learners through his clinical practice, he has a specific interest in advancing vascular surgical education through simulation. He has directed a variety of national and institutional vascular simulation programs for surgical students and trainees and serves as faculty at a number of other simulation training courses across the country. His research has studied the development of vascular simulation models and curricula and the impact of simulation training on vascular skill acquisition. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery. 

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Dr. Laura Healy

Assistant Professor
Dr. Laura Healy is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Healy earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. She completed a general surgery residency program and a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. 

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Dr. Teah Qvavadze

Assistant Professor
Dr. Teah Qvavadze is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Qvavadze earned her medical degree from David Tvildiani Medical University in Tbilisi, Georgia. She completed a general surgery residency at Monmouth Medical Center and a vascular surgery fellowship at the Jobst Vascular Institute. 

Tian Zhang

Dr. Tian Zhang

Assistant Professor
Dr. Tian "Nini" Zhang is originally from the Springfield-area. She completed her undergraduate training at Northwestern University and subsequently earned a Master's degree in Medical Sciences from Loyola University. Dr. Zhang earned her medical degree and completed residency training at SIU School of Medicine. She is proud to serve patients in her hometown.

Rhonda Loyd

Vascular Surgery Residency Program Coordinator
SIU School of Medicine, Vascular Surgery
PO Box 19638
Springfield, IL 62794
(217) 545-8444