Dr. Tsoraides

Tsoraides-bio

Steven Stergios Tsoraides, MD

Specialty: Colorectal Surgery

About Dr. Tsoraides

Education

Dr. Steven Tsoraides earned his undergraduate degree at Loyola University Chicago with a major in biology and minor in history. He received both his doctorate of medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP). He completed his General Surgery Residency at UICOMP, where he also served as administrative chief. He completed his Colorectal Surgery fellowship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.

Colorectal Specialization

Dr. Tsoraides was Fellowship trained in colon and rectal surgery at Southern Illinois University and now performs surgery to treat many kinds of colon and rectal cancer. He is well-published in the field including co-authoring a book chapter entitled Robotic Surgery of the Colon with PSG surgeon, Dr. David Crawford. He is now accepting new patients at Peoria Surgical Group’s offices in Illinois Medical Center located near UICOMP.

Many patients have left a mark on Dr. Tsoraides. Although these are too many to mention, as surgeons we are reminded that our most important teacher is the patient. Along with the other physicians at Peoria Surgical Group, Dr. Tsoraides places a great value on the trust our patients have in us.

Personal

Dr. Tsoraides has always called Illinois home and takes pride in befriending and caring for the good people of Central Illinois. He attends All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Peoria. Dr. Tsoraides actually grew up in an auto repair shop and has been working with his hands from a young age. Although his hands haven taken on different tasks over the years, he continues to enjoy the art and science of the profession which he has joined.

  • Sub-Specialties

    General, Colon, Rectal

    Certifications

    Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
    Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider
    Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
    American Board of Surgery – Surgery
    American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery

  • Education

    2001 – Bachelor of Science, Honors
    Major in Biology, Minor in History
    Loyola University Chicago, IL

    2005 – Master of Public Health
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Peoria, IL

    2005 – Doctor of Medicine
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Peoria, IL

  • Post Graduate Training

    July 2005 – June 2009 – General Surgery Residency
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Peoria, IL

    July 2009 – June 2010 – Administrative Chief
    General Surgery Residency
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Peoria, IL

    July 2010 – June 2011 –  Colorectal Surgery Residency
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Springfield, IL

  • Academic Appointment

    2006 – 2010 – Assistant
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Department of Surgery
    Section of General Surgery

    2011 – 2017 – Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Department of Surgery
    Section of General Surgery

    2017 – Present – Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Department of Surgery
    Section of General Surgery

    2014 – 2015 – Associate Program Director
    General Surgery Residency Program
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

    2015 – Present – Program Director
    General Surgery Residency Program
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

    2016 – Present – Teaching Faculty
    OSF St. Francis Medical Center Supervisor/Local Director
    Colorectal Residency/Fellowship Program
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL.

  • Awards and Recognitions

    1996 – St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, National Champion
    Presented to orator with highest achievement in national oratory competition held annually by the Greek-Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, Salt Lake City, UT

    1997-2001 – Dean’s List
    Fall 1997, 1998, 1999, Spring 2000

    1997-2001 – Damen Scholarship
    Academic merit based financial award

    2001 – cum laude, Loyola University Chicago

    2003 – Arrie and Estelle Johnson Bamberger Scholarship
    Academic merit based financial award

    2005 – Merck Award for Surgical Excellence
    Presented to medical student who performs at an exceptional level during the Surgery Clerkship at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL    

    2009 – Lorin D. Whittaker, Sr. M.D. Award
    Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery
    Presented to surgical resident as selected by medical students for achievement in medical student education during Surgery Clerkship at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL

    2012 – James R. DeBord M.D. Society Fraternity Award
    Presented to faculty who best promotes spirit and atmosphere of fraternity in the Department of Surgery Residency Training Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL

    2013 – Library of the Health Sciences Featured Author
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Feb 2013.
    for Tsoraides SS, Rakinic J.  Antibiotics, Approaches, Strategy, and Anastomoses in Shakelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 7th Edition, Chapter 177. 2216-2230.  Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2013.

    2015 – Teaching Excellence Award for the Surgery M4 Subinternship
    Surgery M4 Subinternship Director
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL   

    2015/2016 – UICOMP Outstanding Service Award
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL   

    2018 – Rock Doc
    Honors Peoria area physicians who excel in cancer care and research.
    Illinois Cancer Care Foundation/CUREageous
    Peoria, IL

    2018 – 40 under 40
    Annual Celebration of young leadership in Greater Peoria.
    iBi magazine, Peoria Magazines
    Peoria, IL

Peer Review Journals
1. Tsoraides SS, Gupta SK, Estes NC. Splenic Rupture Following Colonoscopy: Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Trauma-Injury, Infection, & Critical Care. 62(1):255-257. Jan 2007.
2. Tsoraides SS, Cha AI, Crawford DL. Postcholecystectomy Biliary Symptoms. Journal of Surgical Education. 64(4):228-233. Jul 2007
3. Tsoraides SS, Pearl RH, Stanfill AB, Wallace LJ, Vegunta RK. Incision and Loop Drainage: A minimally invasive technique for subcutaneous abscess management in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 45(3):606-609. Mar 2010.
4. Yong FA, Tsoraides SS. Salvage of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis after recurrent prolapse. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 30(3):433-434.2014. Mar 2015.
5. Ahmed Z, Rossi ML, Yong S, Martin DK, Walayat S, Cashman MD, Tsoraides SS, Dhillon S. Behçet's Disease Departs the "Silk Road": A case report with geographical comparison. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. 17;6(1):30362. Feb 2016.
6. Qayyum I, Bai D, Tsoraides SS. Loop Drainage After Debridement (LDAD): Minimally invasive treatment for pilonidal cyst. Techniques in Coloproctology, 20(8):591-4. May 2016.
7. Dwyer RH, Sheidt MJ, Marshall JS, Tsoraides SS. Safety and Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastases. J Robot Surg. 2018 Apr 27. (Epub ahead of print).
8. Medina MG, Tsoraides SS, Dwyer AM. Review and update: robotic transanal surgery (RTAS). Updates in Surgery. 2018 Aug 17. (Epub ahead of print).

Open Access Peer Review Publications
1. Tsoraides SS, Pacheco PE, Pearl RH. Concordant VACTERL Anomalies in Identical Twins. Clinics in Surgery. Sept 2016.

*Book Chapters
1. Tsoraides SS, Huettner F, Rawlings A, Crawford DL. Robotic Surgery of the Colon. in Robot Surgery, Baik SH, Intech, Jan 2010.
2. Tsoraides SS, Rakinic J. Antibiotics, Approaches, Strategy, and Anastomoses in Shakelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 7th Edition, Chapter 177. 2216-2230. Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2013.

Other Publications
1. Tsoraides SS. Understanding Colorectal Cancer. InterBusiness Issues. June 2014.
1. Tsoraides SS, Thomas M, Rakinic J, Hassan I, Firilas A. Does Percutaneous Drainage of Diverticular Abscesses Allow for Elective One Stage Surgery? Proceedings from Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, May 2011, Vancouver BC.
2. True E, Tsoraides SS, Wang H, Farrell JJ, JBonello JP. Predictors of Failure with Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis. Norman C. Estes Surgery Symposium, May 2014, Peoria IL.
3. Venkateswara PP, Tsoraides SS, Rakinic J. Percutaneous Drainage of Diverticular Abscess is Definitive Management in Some Patients. Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, May 2014, Hollywood FL.
3. True E, Tsoraides SS, Wang H, Farrell JJ, JBonello JP. Predictors of Failure with Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis. Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, May 2014, Hollywood FL.
4. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS. Don’t Fear the Learning Curve for Robotic Colorectal Surgery: A Young Surgeon’s Experience. Scientific Session of the SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting. April 15-18, 2015, Nashville, TN.
5. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Crawford DL, Bonello JP, Doubet J. The Intraoperative Use of Laser Induced Fluorescence Angiography in the Evaluation of Colorectal Anastomoses: A Randomized Study. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons. June 18-20, 2015 Peoria, IL.
6. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Bonello JP, Doubet J, Wang H, Crawford DL. The intraoperative use of laser induced fluorescence angiography in the evaluation of colorectal anastomoses: a randomized prospective study. 15th Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology Congress, October 5, 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
7. Ahmed Z, Rossi M, Yong S, Walayat S, Martin D, Tsoraides S, Dhillon S. Behcet’s Disease Departs the “Silk Road”: A case report with geographical comparison. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, October 16-21, 2015. Honolulu, Hawaii.
8. Tsoraides SS, Asfour RH, Scheidt MJ, Marshall JS. Safety & Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastases. Scientific Session of the SAGES 2016 Annual Meeting. March 16-19, 2016, Boston, MA.
9. Tsoraides SS, Asfour RH, Scheidt MJ, Marshall JS. Safety & Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastases. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons. May 19, 2015 Springfield, IL.
10. Tsoraides SS, Spradling J. Program Director Assessment of General Surgery Graduate Competency for Surgical Practice and Fellowship. Surgical Education Week/Association of Program Directors in Surgery Annual Meeting. April 18-20, 2017, San Diego CA.
11. Jain N, Tsoraides S. Robotic Fistulectomy with Colotomy and Omental Flap for Chronic Recurrent Colocutaneous Fistula. Digestive Disease Week. Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract , June 2-5, 2018, Washington D.C.
Podium Presentations at Scientific Meetings: International
1. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Bonello JP, Doubet J, Wang H, Crawford DL. The intraoperative use of laser induced fluorescence angiography in the evaluation of colorectal anastomoses: a randomized prospective study. 15th Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology Congress, October 5, 2015, Melbourne, Australia. Presented by Qayyum I.

Podium Presentations at Scientific Meetings: National
1. True E, Tsoraides SS, Wang H, Farrell JJ, JBonello JP. Predictors of Failure with Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis. Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Benign Abdominal and Colonoscopy Session, Monday May 19, 2014, Hollywood FL. Presented by True E.
2. Tsoraides SS, Spradling J. Program Director Assessment of General Surgery Graduate Competency for Surgical Practice and Fellowship. Surgical Education Week/Association of Program Directors in Surgery Annual Meeting: APDS “Quick Shot” Paper Session V. Thursday April 20, 2017, San Diego CA. Presented by Spradling J.

Podium Video Presentations at Scientific Meetings: National
1. Tsoraides SS, Cha AI, Crawford DL. Robotic Right Colectomy. Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Video Session, May 6, 2009, Hollywood FL.
2. Jain N, Tsoraides S. Robotic Fistulectomy with Colotomy and Omental Flap for Chronic Recurrent Colocutaneous Fistula. Digestive Disease Week. Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Video Session: Small Bowel and Colorectal, June 4, 2018, Washington D.C. Presented by Jain N.

Poster Presentations at Scientific Meetings: National
1. Tsoraides SS, Thomas M, Rakinic J, Hassan I, Firilas A. Does Percutaneous Drainage of Diverticular Abscesses Allow for Elective One Stage Surgery? Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, May 2011, Vancouver BC.
2. Venkateswara PP, Tsoraides SS, Rakinic J. Percutaneous Drainage of Diverticular Abscess is Definitive Management in Some Patients. Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, May 2014, Hollywood FL.
3. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS. Don’t Fear the Learning Curve for Robotic Colorectal Surgery: A Young Surgeon’s Experience. Scientific Session of the SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting. April 15-18, 2015, Nashville, TN.
4. Ahmed Z, Rossi ML, Yong S, Martin DK, Walayat S, Cashman MD, Tsoraides S, Dhillon S. Intestinal Behcet's Disease Does Not Follow the Silk Road. American College of Gastroenterology 80th Annual Meeting. October 18, 2015. Honolulu, HI.
5. Tsoraides SS, Asfour RH, Scheidt MJ, Marshall JS. Safety & Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastases. Scientific Session of the SAGES 2016 Annual Meeting. March 16-19, 2016, Boston, MA.
6. Almzayyen M, Sarran M, Hutsell R, Buckridge N, Humberto C, Tsoraides S. Multimodal Opioid Limited Perioperative Pain Control with Colorectal Surgery as Part of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol: a randomized prospective single-center trial. ERAS USA – First Annual Congress. November 10-11, 2017, Dallas, TX.
7. Dwyer RH, Mowrer A, Yanzhi W, Crawford DL, Hou E, Tsoraides SS. Retrospective Review of Immunofluorescence Imaging for Colorectal Anastomoses. SAGE and CAGS 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, April 11-14, 2018, Seattle, WA.

Poster Presentations at Scientific Meetings: Regional
1. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Crawford DL, Bonello JP, Doubet J. The Intraoperative Use of Laser Induced Fluorescence Angiography in the Evaluation of Colorectal Anastomoses: A Randomized Study. Resident Competition, Order of St. Francis Healthcare Annual Research Symposium. May 18-20, 2015, Peoria, IL.
2. Tsoraides SS, Asfour RH, Scheidt MJ, Marshall JS. Safety & Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastases. Resident Competition, Order of St. Francis Healthcare Annual Research Symposium. 2017, Peoria, IL.

Peer Reviewed Papers Read at Scientific Meetings: Regional
1. Tsoraides SS, Cha AI, Crawford DL. Postcholecystectomy Biliary Symptoms. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Founders’ Competition, May 16, 2008, Grafton, IL.
2. Tsoraides SS, Paris B, Medina M. Robotic Transanal Surgery. Fall Meeting, Illinois Surgical Society, Sep 28, 2018. New Buffalo, MI.

Podium Presentations at Scientific Meetings: Regional
1. Tsoraides SS, Gupta SK, Geiss D, Marshall SJ. Challenging Injury of the Abdominal Aorta. Annual Meeting, Midwest Surgical Association, Spectacular Problems in Surgery, August 2, 2009, Lake Geneva, WI.
2. Tsoraides SS, Pearl RH, Stanfill AB, Wallace LJ, Vegunta RK. Incision and Loop Drainage: A minimally invasive technique for subcutaneous abscess management in children. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Founders’ Competition, May 29, 2009, Peoria, IL.
3. Tsoraides SS, Thomas M, Rakinic J, Hassan I, Firilas A. Does Percutaneous Drainage of Diverticular Abscesses Allow for Elective One Stage Surgery? Annual Resident Competition, The Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, March 18, 2011, Chicago, IL.
4. True E, Tsoraides SS, Bonello JP. Fecal Microbiota Therapy in the Treatment of Clostridium dificile diarrhea. 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Founders’ Competition, June 7, 2013. Springfield, IL. Presented by True E. First Place Awarded.
5. True E, Tsoraides SS, Wang H, Farrell JJ, JBonello JP. Predictors of Failure with Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis. UICOMP Surgery Research Day, June 6, 2014, Peoria, IL. Presented by True E.
6. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS. Don’t Fear the Learning Curve for Robotic Colorectal Surgery: a young surgeons’ experience. 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Founders’ Competition, September 20, 2014. Champaign/Urbana, IL. Presented by Qayyum I.
7. True E, Tsoraides SS, Wang H, Farrell JJ, JBonello JP. Predictors of Failure with Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis. The Surgeon’s Travel Club/The Surgical Experience, Peoria and Beyond. April 18, 2015. Peoria IL.
8. Qayyum I, Bai D, Tsoraides SS. Loop Drainage After Debridement (LDAD): Minimally Invasive Treatment for Pilonidal Cyst. Annual Resident Competition, Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. April 24, 2015 Chicago, IL. Presented by Qayyum I.
9. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Crawford DL, Bonello JP, Doubet J. The Intraoperative Use of Laser Induced Fluorescence Angiography in the Evaluation of Colorectal Anastomoses: A Randomized Study. Resident Competition, Order of St. Francis Healthcare Annual Research Symposium. May 20, 2015 Peoria, IL. Presented by Qayyum I.
10. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Crawford DL, Bonello JP, Doubet J. The Intraoperative Use of Laser Induced Fluorescence Angiography in the Evaluation of Colorectal Anastomoses: A Randomized Study. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Founders’ Competition. June 19, 2015 Peoria, IL. Presented by Qayyum I.
11. Tsoraides SS, Marshall JS. Safety and Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Resection for Colorectal Metastases. Central Illinois Surgical Week 2015, 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2nd Annual Norman C. Estes Surgery Symposium, Robotics Symposium, Jump Trading Center, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, June 19 2015, Peoria, IL.
12. Tsoraides SS, Asfour RH, Scheidt MJ, Marshall JS. Safety & Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastases. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons. May 19, 2015 Springfield, IL. Presented by Asfour RH.
13. Almzayyen M, Tsoraides SS. Multimodal Narcotic Limited Perioperative Pain Control with Colorectal Surgery as Part of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol: A randomized prospective single-center trial. Illinois Surgical Society Fall Meeting 2017. September 15, 2017. Peoria, IL. Presented by Almzayyen M.

Invited Lectures at Scientific Meetings: Regional
1. “Colorectal Surgery, State of the Art Presentations.” 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, May 11, 2012. Peoria, IL.
2. “The Impact of Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes on a Surgeon’s Practice.” 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, June 7, 2013. Springfield, IL.
3. “Colorectal Disease - Transforming Open Surgery to the Robotic Technique” Robotics Symposium 2013. OSF St. Francis Medical Center and Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center, June 15, 2013. Peoria IL.
4. “Reducing SSI Rates in Colorectal Surgery.” Central Illinois Surgical Week 2015, 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2nd Annual Norman C. Estes Surgery Symposium, Robotics Symposium, Jump Trading Center, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, June 19 2015, Peoria, IL.
5. “Update on National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer.” Illinois Surgical Society Fall Meeting 2017. September 16, 2017. Peoria, IL.

Lectures and Presentations
1. “M3 Career Day” Guest Speaker for the Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, 2007, Peoria, IL.
2. “M2 Orientation” Guest Speaker, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, 2007 and 2008, Peoria, IL
3. “The History of Surgery in Peoria” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, May 30, 2008. Peoria, IL.
4. “Gastrointestinal Conference” Coordinate and present monthly educational conferences on topics related to surgical gastrointestinal disease under faculty direction. Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, 2007-2010. Peoria, IL.
5. “Stomas” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, February 19, 2010. Peoria, IL.
6. “What’s Going On Down There Doc? The Difficult Diagnosis” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Southern Illinois School of Medicine, February 17, 2011. Springfield, IL.
7. “Anal Melanoma” Case Presentation Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, September 15, 2011. Peoria, IL.
8. “Metastatic Rectal Cancer” Case Presentation, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, October 27, 2011. Peoria, IL.
9. “Managing Diverticulitis: Update in Management Options for Primary Care Physicians” Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, January 12, 2012. Peoria, IL.
10. “Abdominal Wall Closure.” UICOMP Department of Surgery M4 elective. Surgery Residency Preparedness Practicum. March 1, 2012. Peoria, IL.
11. “Locally Aggressive Rectal Cancer in a Noncompliant Patient” Case Presentation, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, May 3, 2012. Peoria, IL.
12. “Cancer of the Small Intestine in the Setting of Crohn’s Disease” Case Presentation, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, June 21, 2012. Peoria, IL.
13. “Rectal Cancer and Transanal Resection” Case Presentations, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, August 30, 2012. Peoria, IL.
14. “Rectosigmoid Colon Cancer” Case Presentations, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, December 20, 2012. Peoria, IL.
15. “Rectal Cancer: one size does not fit all” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, February 8, 2013. Peoria, IL.
16. ‘Coding from a Colorectal Surgeon’s Perspective” American Academy of Professional Coders, Peoria Chapter Meeting, August 20, 2013. Proctor Professional Building, Peoria, IL.
17. “Stage IV Colon Cancer with Multiple Liver Metastases,” Case Presentations, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, August 22, 2013. Peoria, IL.
18. “Rectal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the setting of Ulcerative Colitis,” Case Presentations, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, October 17, 2013. Peoria, IL.
19. “Colorectal Surgery: Robotics, Techniques, and other Pearls,” American Academy of Professional Coders, Canton Chapter Meeting, February 11, 2014. Graham Medical Center, Canton, IL.
20. “Colorectal Surgery: Robotics and Ostomy Creation,” United Ostomy Association, Peoria Area Chapter, September 16, 2014. Proctor Professional Building, Peoria, IL.
21. “Colorectal Surgery: Robotics, Techniques, and Other Pearls, “ Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter, Peoria Affiliate, August 27, 2015, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
22. “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Best Practices in Colorectal Surgery,” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, April 29, 2016. Peoria, IL.
23. “Surgical Considerations in the Management of IBD,” Gastroenterology Fellowship Education Session, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, October 2, 2018. Peoria, IL.
2003 – 2004 - Surgery Interest Group – Vice President
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2004 – 2005 - Surgery Interest Group – President
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2006 – 2010 - Patient Safety Curriculum Development Committee
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.

2007 - 2008 - Candidate Interview Committee – Resident Member
Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2010 - Operative and Invasive Committee
Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2010 - Warren H. Cole Society
Resident Board Member

2010 - 2011 - Infection Control Committee
St. John’s Hospital, Springfield IL.

2011 – Present - Candidate Interview Committee – Attending Member
Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2011 – 2012 - Committee to Review Process for Management of Clostridium difficile Infectious Colitis
Collaboration with Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, Surgery, and Hospital Staff
OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.

2011 – 2017 - Mock Oral Board Examiner
Faculty Volunteer to Administer Mock Oral Exams for Senior Surgery Residents
Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2012 – 2017 - Oral Board Review Director
Faculty Volunteer to Prepare Senior Surgery Residents for American Board of Surgery Certifying Oral Board Exams
Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2012 – 2015 - Committee on Admissions - member
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Chicago and Peoria, IL.
Term completed.

2012 – Present - Cancer Committee – member
OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.

2013 – 2015 - Colorectal Surgical Site Infection Focus Group - member
OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.

2013 – 2016 - Colorectal Cancer Program – Medical Director
Unity Point Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, Peoria, IL.

2013 – Present - Cancer Institute Leadership Council – member
Unity Point Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, Peoria, IL.

2014 – 2015 - Clinical Competency Committee - Vice Chair
Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2014 - Norman C. Estes Surgery Symposium – Program Chair
Jump Trading Center, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, May 2014, Peoria, IL.

2014 – Present - Surgery Interest Group – Faculty Advisor
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2014 – Present - Chief Operating Officer
General Surgery Division, Peoria Surgical Group, Peoria, IL.

2014 – Present - Board of Directors
Peoria Surgical Group

2015 - Central Illinois Surgical Week 2015 – Program Co-Chair
65th Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
2nd Annual Norman C. Estes Surgery Symposium
Robotics Symposium
Jump Trading Center, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, June 18-20 2015, Peoria, IL.

2015 – Present - Councilor
Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

2015 – Present - Medical Director
Illinois Colorectal Care

2016 – 2019 - Cancer Liaison Program State Chair
Commission on Cancer/American College of Surgeons
Illinois Chapter

2017 - Associate Examiner
American Board of Surgery

2017 – Present - Member
Healthcare Economics Committee
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

2017 – Present - Director
Rectal Cancer Center of Excellence
OSF Healthcare St. Francis Medical Center

2018 – Present - Site Surveyor
National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer
Commission on Cancer/American College of Surgeons

2018 – Present - Chair
Colorectal Steering Committee
OSF Healthcare St. Francis Medical Center
2005 - Present - American College of Surgeons, Fellow (2013)

2006 - Present - Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

2009 - Present - Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

2009 - Present - Warren H. Cole Society

2009 - Present - American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Fellow (2015)

2011 - Present - Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America - Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter

2011 - Present - Peoria Medical Society

2014 - Present - Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

2015 - Present - Association of Program Directors in Surgery

2015 - Present - Midwest Surgical Association
2003 - Diversity Training Pilot Program
American Medical Student Association/National Coalition Building Institute, Washington D.C.
Training program serving to teach prejudice reduction skills to medical students and health professionals.
Presented workshop to students and faculty at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL, April 2003.

2005 - The Resident, the Student, and the Competencies
Association for Surgical Education and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, New York, NY.

2005 - Residents-as-Teachers Program
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2005 - Basic Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) Course in The Protection of Human Research Subjects
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2008 - Ethics for Residents
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

2008 - SAGES Resident's Workshop
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Laparoscopy
Ethicon Endo-Surgery Labs, Cincinnati, OH.

2009 - Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Intestinal Surgery Workshop
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Hollywood, FL.

2010 - Fellow’s Course (Laparoscopic Surgery)
Association of Program Directors in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ethicon Endo-Surgery Labs, Cincinnati, OH.

2011 - Anorectal & Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Hands-on Lab
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, BC. May 14, 2011.

2012 - Advanced dVLAR Course
Instruction and training on advanced robotic techniques for surgery of the colon and rectum.
Course Instructors: Drs. Alessio Pigazzi & Sonia Ramamoorthy
Center for the Future of Surgery at UCSD in La Jolla, California on March 5 & 6, 2012.

2012 - Robotic Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Instructions and training on new technology for the daVinci Robotic system.
Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement, Florida Hospital, Celebration, Florida March 21, 2012.

2012 - Colorectal Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (COSATS)
Volunteer Participant
Northwestern University, Simulation Technology and Immersive Learning Center, Chicago, Illinois October 23, 2012.

2012 - Myriad National Speaker Training Program
Training on Hereditary Colorectal Cancer and the importance of hereditary cancer risk assessment.
Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah October 5 & 6, 2012.

2015 - New Program Directors Workshop
Association of Program Directors in Surgery
Westin Seattle, Seattle, Washington, April 21, 2015.

2018 - Hands-On Course: Total Mesorectal Excision – Transanal TME (taTME)
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Washington Convention Center, Seattle, Washington, April 11, 2018.

2018 - Surgeons as Leaders
American College of Surgeons, Department of Education
Washington Duke Inn, Durham North Caroline, June 24-27, 2018.
1998 - Centre National de la Récherche Scientifique (CNRS) Paris, France Loyola University Chicago, Anthony Nappi, Ph.D Interacted with researches in gaining exposure to various research projects underway, many of which focused on genetics in Drosophila species
2007 - American College of Surgeons/New Orleans Habitat for Humanity/Daughters of Charity-Operation Giving Back Project New Orleans
A rehabilitation project to turn an old school into a medical clinic in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans.

2014 – Present, Chair
Norman C. Estes Fundraising Committee

2016 - Cancer Education Outreach
City of Refuge Worship Center, April 2016

2016 – 2018, Parish Council Member
All Saints Greek Orthodox Church
Peoria, Illinois
Radio Interview as Guest Medical Expert. WOAM 1350 “Breakfast with Royce and Roger.” Discussed Colon Cancer, Screening, and Hemorrhoid Treatment. October 7, 2011. Peoria, IL.

“Colorectal Cancer Awareness” Good Day Central Illinois TV Appearance, WYZZ, March 31, 2016. Peoria, IL.

Panelist. “Safety Saves Forum. Root Cause Analysis: Fostering the Mind and Heart to Patient Safety.” February 15, 2017. Jump Trading Simulation Center, Peoria IL.

“Colorectal Cancer Awareness” Good Day Central Illinois TV Appearance, WYZZ, March, 2017. Peoria, IL.

“Colorectal Cancer Awareness” HOI Morning News TV Appearance, WHOI, March, 2018. Peoria, IL

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