Susan Hingle, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Humanities, Associate Dean for Human and Organizational Potential, Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities, Director of Professional Development and Wellness
Center for Human & Organizational Potential

    About me

    Susan T. Hingle, MD, MACP, FRCP, FAMWA is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Humanities and serves as Associate Dean for the Center for Human and Organizational Potential, Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities, and Director of Professional Development and Wellness for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Hingle completed the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program. 

    She was awarded the AMWA Elizabeth Blackwell Career Award for her contributions to advancing women in medicine and the SGIM Career Award for her contributions to educational research, education, leadership and mentoring in general internal medicine. Dr. Hingle has also received several teaching awards including the Golden Apple Award, the Excellence in Teaching Outstanding Teacher Award and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. 

    She has been active nationally in numerous organizations including the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), and the American Medical Association (AMA). She served as Chair of the ACP Board of Regents and Chair of the Board of Governors. Dr. Hingle is President-elect of the American Medical Women’s Association and serves on the AMA Women Physician Section Governing Council. 

    She 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. 

    Dr. Hingle is married and has two sons. She grew up in Decatur, Illinois, and is extremely proud to be part of SIU’s mission.



    Education & training

    Medical School
    Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL - 1989-1993
    Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC - Internal Medicine - 1993-1996


    Research Interests
    Women's Health, Preventive Medicine, Teaching and Communication in Medicine, Primary Care, Assessment, Medical Student Education


    Han H, Papireddy MR, Hingle ST, Ferguson JA, Koschmann T, Sandstrom S.The Most Common Feedback Themes in Communication Skills Training in an Internal Medicine Residency Program: Lessons from the Resident Audio-Recording Project. Health Commun. 2017 May 3:1-7. doi:10.1080/10410236.2017.1314872. [Epub ahead of print]

    Vogler C, Arnoldi J, Moose H, Hingle ST. Interprofessional education involving medical and pharmacy students during transitions of care. J Interprof Care. 2017 Jan 31:1-3. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2016.1256871.

    Hudali T, Papireddy M, Bhattarai M, Deckard A, Hingle S,  Evaluating YouTube as a Source of Patient Education on the Role of the Hospitalist: A Cross-Sectional Study Interact J Med Res 2017;6(1):e1 DOI: 10.2196/ijmr.6393

    Fazio SB, Chheda S, Hingle S, Lo MC, Meade L, Blanchard M, Hoellein A, Brandenburg S, Denton GD. The Challenges of Teaching Ambulatory Internal Medicine: Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Development: An AAIM/SGIM Position Paper. Am J Med. 2017 Jan;130(1):105-110. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.09.004.

    Hingle S, Electronic Health Records: An Unfulfilled Promise and a Call to Action. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Dec 6;165(11):818-819. doi: 10.7326/M16-1757

    Butkus R, Lane S, Steinmann AF, Caverzagie KJ, Tape TG, Hingle S, et al. Financing U.S. Graduate Medical Education: A Policy Position Paper of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 3 May 2016] doi:10.7326/M15-2917

    Bronander KA, Lange VJ, Nixon LJ, Harrell HE, Kovach R, Hingle S, Berman N. “How We Developed and Piloted an Electronic Key Features Examination for the Internal Medicine Clerkship Based on a US National Curriculum.”  Medical Teacher: September 2015, 37:9, 807-812, doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2014.990876

    Denton GD, Lo MC, Brandenburg S, Hingle S, Meade L, Chheda S, Fazio SB, Blanchard M, Hoellein A. “Solutions to Common Problems in Training Learners in General Internal Medicine Ambulatory Settings.” Am J Med. 2015 Jun 10. pii: S0002-9343(15)00507-0. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.05.023

    Hingle S. Drug Prescribing in Pregnancy.  ACP Smart Medicine. Updated June 1, 2015. doi 10.7326/d291.

    Harrell H, Wipf J, Aronowitz P, Rencic J, Smith D, Hingle S, Bordley D, Mendez P, Green E, Friedman E, Loftus T, Simons R, Stark R, Diaz Y, Hershman W. “Resident as Teacher Curriculum.” MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2015. Available from:​publication/​10001​10.15766/​mep_2374-8265.10001

    Smith CD, Levinson WS; Internal Medicine HVC Advisory Board. A commitment to high-value care education from the internal medicine community. Ann Intern Med. 2015 May 5;162(9):639-40. doi: 10.7326/M14-2610.

    Masters, P., Editor in Chief, Applebaum, J, DeFer, T, Hingle, S, Trowbridge, R, Vu, TR, Associate Editors, Internal Medicine Essentials Text and Questions, ACP Press, January 2015

    Hingle S. “Inflammatory Bowel Disease,”Internal Medicine Essentials Text and Questions, ACP Press, January 2015

    Papireddy M, Han H, Hingle S,  Koschmann T, Ferguson J, Sandstrom S. “The Resident Audio Recording Project: A 3-Step Process to Improve Clinical Communication Skills.” Journal of Graduate Medical Education: June 2014, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 367-369.

    Todd C, Vargas O, Hingle S, Yu S, Varney A. “I See What You Did There: Evaluating and Developing Teaching Skills of Faculty through Direct Peer Observation and Feedback”; Academic Internal Medicine Insights, 2013; 11:3, 12-13.

    Klamen D., Hingle S, Editors, Resident Readiness: Internal Medicine, United States of America, McGraw-Hill, 2013.

    Hingle S, Ferguson J, Kovach R, McCann-Stone N, Robinson S, Rosher R, Todd, C. “Scenarios and Standardized Professionals from the Objective Structured System-Interaction Examinations (OSSIEs) of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program.” MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from:

    Hingle S. “Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” Chapter authored for Internal Medicine Essentials for Clerkship Students 3, ACP Press, 2011.

    Hingle S, Robinson S, Colliver J, Rosher R, McCann-Stone N, Clark M, “Systems-based Practice Assessed with a Performance-based Examination that Uses Standardized Participants: Feasibility and Psychometric Properties”, Teaching and Learning in Medicine, April-June 2011, Volume 23, Number 2, pp. 148-154.

    Hingle S., Rosher R., Robinson S., McCann-Stone N, Todd C, Clark M. “Development of the Objective Structured Systems Interaction Examination”, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, September 2009, pp. 82-88.

    Varney A, Todd C, Hingle S, Clark M. “Description of a Developmental Criterion-Referenced Assessment for Promoting Competence in Internal Medicine Residents”, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, September 2009, pp. 73-81.

    Hingle S, Robinson S, “Enhancing Communication with the Older Patient in the Outpatient Setting”, Seminars in Medical Practice, March 2009, Volume 12, pp. 1-7.

    Hingle S., “55-year-old Woman with Left Leg Swelling – Ms. Bond”, SIMPLE: Simulated Internal Medicine Patient Learning Experiences [Internet], Berman and Fall, Institute for Innovative Technology In Medical Education, Lebanon, NH.

    Francis MD , Hingle S, Varney A. “Changing Clinical Practice in the Southern Illinois University Ambulatory General Medicine Clinic to Improve Chronic Illness Care and Education”, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Bulletin, August 2007, pp. 15-17.

    Hingle S, “Teaching Teachers to Teach”, Abstract in Journal of General Internal Medicine, April 15, 2000, Vol. 15, Supplement 1, p. 214.

    Ethics Manual Fourth Edition”, Annals of Internal Medicine, April 1, 1998, Vol. 128, No. 7, pp. 576-594.

    Migueles S, Thompson S. “Hyperadrenocorticism in a Patient with Esophageal Squamous-Cell Carcinoma”, Annals of Internal Medicine, January 15, 1998, Vol. 128, No. 2, p. 157.

    Bardack M, Thompson S, “Model Prenatal Program of Rush Medical College at St. Basil’s Free People’s Clinic, Chicago”, Public Health Reports, March-April 1993, Vol. 108, No. 2, pp. 161-165.


    Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Springfield, IL Co-investigator Physician Communication Skills in Real Patient Care.  2015-2017

    Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers,Primary Care Progress, and the Association of American Medical Colleges 2015 Inter-professional

    Student Hot Spotting Mini-Grant Project.  2015

    Edward J, Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund, National Board of Medical Examiners, co-investigator, An Objective Measure to Assess Resident Competency in Systems Based Practice. 2007-2009


    2017  SIU School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine Award for Faculty with Most Impact on a Regional, National or Global Level Through Leadership & Service
    2017  Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine, Ruth-Marie Fincher Service Award
    2016  Selected by SIU School of Medicine Class of 2016 to read Hippocratic Oath   
    2015  Selected by SIU School of Medicine Class of 2015 to hood graduates             
    2013  Golden Apple Recipient for Outstanding Teacher Awarded by SIU SOM Class of 2013                                                   
    2011  Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award SIU School of Medicine Faculty Recipient                                          
    2013, 2012, 2011 ACP John Tooker Evergreen Award for Chapter Management and Innovation      
    2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 ACP Chapter Excellence Award                                                                               
    2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009   Most Professional Internal Medicine Faculty Voted on by graduating SIU SOM class                       
    2009  SIU Excellence through Commitment Awards Program 
    2009  SIU School of Medicine Outstanding Teacher Award
    2009 - Present SIU Academy for Scholarship in Education                                                             
    2009 - Present Academy Scholar                                                                                             
    2009 ACP Leadership Enhancement and Development Program Award Recipient        
    2008 ACP Laureate Award, Illinois Chapter                                                                     
    2006 ACP Walter J. McDonald Award for Young Physicians                                          
    2014, 2006 Group Quality Award for Progress toward Excellence, SIU Health Care               
    2001 Fellowship to the American College of Physicians                                                                                                                                                                                  
    1996 Georgetown University Medical Center Wesley Oler Award for Outstanding Resident Physician                                                                 
    1996 ACP District of Columbia Chapter, W. Lester Henry Award for Outstanding Resident Physician                                                                       
    1996 Alpha Omega Alpha                                                                                                 
    1993 Rush University Department of Preventive Medicine, James A. Schoenberger Award for Outstanding Work in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,
    United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's, Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, (3rd Place) "The Rush Prenatal Program at St. Basil's Free People's Clinic – “Personal Learning and Development through Active Community Service"                                                                                       
    1989 Miami University Outstanding Community Service Award                                   
    1987 Miami University Truman Scholar Finalist