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Councils and Committees

  • 2017-2018 Board Committees consist solely of members of the Board of Trustees.

  •  CME Accreditation Appeals Panel

    (Bylaws mandate seven trustees)

    Rodney S. Alford, MD 
    Tina M. Brueschke, MD
    Kenneth G. Busch, MD
    Charles R. Ellington, MD
    Adrienne L. Fregia, MD 
    Laura K. Shea, MD
    Piyush Vyas, MD

     Executive Committee

    Richard C. Anderson, MD, Chair 
    Clarence W. Brown, Jr., MD
    Kenneth G. Busch, MD 
    John J. DeGuide, MD
    Adrienne L. Fregia, MD 
    James L. Milam, MD 
    Robert W. Panton, MD 
    Paul E. Pedersen, MD
    Nestor A. Ramirez, MD 
    Katherine M. Tynus, MD

     Finance and Medical Benevolence

    Kenneth G. Busch, MD, Chair 
    Richard C. Anderson, MD
    Clarence W. Brown, Jr., MD   
    John J. DeGuide, MD
    Adrienne L. Fregia, MD 

    Alliance Representative:
    Ms. Nancy Hoffmann Carlson

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    2017-2018 Councils/Committees

  •  Committee on CME Accreditation

    The Committee on CME Accreditation determines issues related to accreditation and CME sponsorship.

    Kim Pyle, MD, Chicago, Chair
    Kevin King, MD, Geneva
    Christine Mueller, MD, Dundee
    Ernest Nora, MD, Chicago
    Vikram Patel, MD, South Barrington
    Cheryl Wolfe, MD, Chicago

    Board Consultants:  
    Charles Ellington, MD, Decatur
    Ronald Johnson, MD, Pittsfield

     Committee on CME Activities

    The committee on CME Activities plans and approves the Society's continuing education activities.

    Daniel R. Hoffman, MD, Mt. Vernon, Chair
    George Beranek, MD, Pekin
    Rafael Campanini, MD, Lincolnwood
    Cynthia Go, MD, Chicago
    John P. Holden, MD, Rockford  
    Ted Lorenc, MD, Crystal Lake  
    Karl Napekoski, MD, Naperville
    Michael R. Treister, MD, Chicago

    Board Consultants:    
    Mitchell King, MD, Rockford
    Laura K. Shea, MD, Springfield

    Medical Student Section:
    Mr. Jayaram Mohan, Rockford

    Resident & Fellow Section:
    Marla Rijbi, DO, Chicago

     Committee on Drugs & Therapeutics

    The Committee on Drugs & Therapeutics reviews and makes recommendations to IDPA on the prior approval status of drug products.

    Steven Campau, MD, Algonquin, Chair
    Satya P. Ahuja, MD, Chicago
    Joerg Albrecht, MD, Chicago
    Peter E. Eupierre, MD, Chicago  
    Donald Graham, MD, Springfield
    Allison Jones, MD, Urbana
    Stacie Laff, MD, Belleville
    Douglas Lanoue, MD, Onarga
    Roderick Matticks, MD, Springfield
    Stephen Smart, MD, Peoria
    Stephen P. Stone, MD, Springfield
    Julian Tang, MD, Naperville

    Board Consultants:  
    Mitchell King, MD, Rockford
    Dennis Norem, MD, Rockford

    Alliance Representative:
    Mrs. Abigail Mahoney, DPM, Peoria

    Consultants:
    Linda Gruenberg, DO, Chicago

     Council on Communications

    The Council on Communications oversees and guides the ISMS communications program, its publications, media relations, and outreach efforts.  

    Kambiz Zorriasateyn, MD, Chicago, Chair
    Jamal Ahmad, MD, Lincolnshire
    Smitha Arekapudi, MD, Chicago
    Peter E. Doris, M.D, Downers Grove
    Shelly Halper, MD, LaGrange  
    Jennifer Thompson, MD, Peoria  
    William Werner, MD, Skokie  

    Board Consultants:
    Tina Brueschke, MD, Downers Grove
    Steven Malkin, MD, Arlington Heights
    Nestor A. Ramirez, MD, Champaign

    Medical Student Section:  
    Mr. Jacob Stewart, Peoria

    Resident & Fellow Section:
    Christiana Shoushtari, MD, Chicago

    Alliance Representative:
    Mrs. Marilyn Leyland, East Peoria

     Council on Economics

    The Council on Economics considers third party payment issues, health care cost and utilization review activities.

    Arthur Traugott, MD, Urbana, Chair
    Rodney Alford, MD, Watseka (BOT)
    Thomas Anderson, MD, Chicago (BOT)
    Craig A. Backs, MD, Springfield
    Christopher Barbour, MD, Downers Grove
    Christine Bishof, MD, Forest Park
    Clarence W. Brown, Jr., MD, Chicago (BOT)
    Robert DeCresce, MD, Chicago
    Steven Deliduka, MD, Elmhurst
    Brad Epstein, MD, Elgin
    Kwame Foucher, MD, Chicago
    Stanley Friedell, MD, Chicago
    Kamala Ghaey, MD, Chicago
    Robert F. Hamilton, MD, Godfrey
    Aaron Hanyu-Deutmeyer, MD, Chicago (BOT)
    Stuart King, MD, Champaign
    Ian Magruder, MD, Urbana (BOT student)
    Steven Malkin, MD, Arlington Heights (BOT)
    Steven Mardjetko, MD, Morton Grove  
    Robert W. Panton, MD, Elmwood Park (BOT)  
    Edward Pont, MD, Elmhurst
    John Prunskis, MD, Elgin  
    Gerald Silverstein, MD, Arlington Heights
    Stephen Spontak, MD, Lockport
    David Stumpf, MD, Woodstock
    Brooke Vasicek, MD, Chicago
    Lanny Wilson, MD, Hinsdale
    Daniel Yohanna, MD, Chicago

    Medical Student Section:  
    Mr. Joshua Smith, Chicago

    Resident & Fellow Section:  
    Melissa Palma, MD, Chicago

    Alliance Representative:
    Mrs. Karen Jasper, Rockford

     Council on Education & Health Workforce

    The Council on Education and Health Workforce studies and evaluates all phases of medical education and advises on issues of physician licensure and discipline.

    Paul Rockey, MD, Chicago, Chair
    Murad Alam, MD, Chicago
    Shehzad Ali, MD, Chicago
    S. Masood Ali, MD, Peoria
    Jerome Anderson, MD, Macomb
    Ajay Chauhan, MD, Hoffman Estates
    Peter Doris, MD, Downers Grove
    Daniel Hoffman, MD, Mount Vernon
    John Eric Lomax, MD, Peoria  
    Jim Mulshine, MD, River Forest
    Karen O’Mara, DO, Chicago
    Susan Polk, MD, Chicago
    Joseph Szokol, MD, Chicago
    James A. Turner, DO, Marshall

    Board Consultants:
    Kenneth G. Busch, MD, Chicago
    Charles Ellington, MD, Decatur
    Ronald Johnson, MD, Pittsfield
    Nestor A. Ramirez, MD, Champaign

    Medical Student Section:
    Ms. Amanda Mroczek, Lombard 

    Resident & Fellow Section:
    Aadil Ahmed, MD, Naperville

    Alliance Representative:
    Mrs. Dawn Jeffries

     Council on Medical Service

    The Council on Medical Service reviews issues related to the delivery of medical care and health services, including mental health. 

    Deborah McDermott, MD, Belleville, Chair
    Sean Adams, MD, Naperville
    Danesh Alam, MD, Winfield
    Craig Backs, MD, Springfield
    J.F. Kelly Carroll, MD, Silvis
    Howard Chodash, MD, Springfield
    Rashmi Chugh, MD, Wheaton  
    Catherine Counard, MD, Skokie
    Kranti Dasgupta, MD, Rockford
    Marilyn Griffin, MD, Chicago
    Francis J. Nicolosi, MD, Rockford
    Peter Orris, MD, Chicago
    Sheldon Schwartz, MD, Chicago
    William Small, MD, Chicago
    Rockford Yapp, MD, Clarendon Hills

    Board Consultants:
    Rodney S. Alford, MD, Kankakee
    Wayne V. Polek, MD, Springfield
    Laura Shea, MD, Springfield
    Sam Stokes, III, MD, Carbondale

    Medical Student Section:  
    Mr. Changtai “William” Tian, Rockford

    Resident & Fellow Section:
    Abeer Arain, MD, Urbana

    Alliance Representative:
    Mrs. Anne Marie Hayes, Rockford

     Council on Membership & Advocacy

    The Council on Membership & Advocacy focuses on recruitment and retention of members and promotion of member resources, services and benefits. 

    Shastri Swaminathan, MD, Chicago, Chair           
    Alana Biggers, MD, Chicago
    Michael Hanak, MD, Chicago
    Maitreyi Janarthanan, MD, Rock Island
    Viquar Khan Mundozie, MD, Harvard
    Jerrold B. Leikin, MD, Glencoe
    Joseph Meyer, MD, Quincy
    Michelle Olson, MD, Urbana

    Board Consultants:
    Howard Axe, MD, Arlington Heights
    Tina Brueschke, MD, Downers Grove  

    County Consultants:
    Ms. Janet Corirossi, Winnebago County
    Ms. Carol Harms, Sangamon County
    Ms. Paula Schmidt, Kane/McHenry County
    Ms. Meg Williams, Peoria County

    Member Manager:
    Ms. Susan Moss

    Medical Student Section:  
    Ms. Shruti P. Patel, Darien

    Resident & Fellow Section:  
    Danielle Olla, MD, Springfield

    Alliance Representative:
    Mrs. Diane Gravlin, Metamora

     Governmental Affairs Council

    The Governmental Affairs Council develops, promotes, and evaluates state and federal legislation. 

    Tripti Kataria, MD, Chicago, Chair
    Smitha Arekapudi, MD, Chicago
    Jeffrey Bennett, MD, Springfield
    Raymond Bertino, MD, Peoria
    Eleni Bourtsos, MD, Hinsdale
    Asokumar Buvanendran, MD, Chicago  
    Brad Epstein, MD, Elgin  
    Richard Feely, DO, Chicago
    Vivek Iyenger, MD, Hinsdale
    Makis Limperis, MD, Oak Park
    Deborah Loeff, MD, Chicago
    Niva Lubin-Johnson, MD, Chicago
    James MacKenzie, DO, Chicago
    Brian A. Murphy, MD, Naperville
    Richard Nora, MD, Rockford
    Maura Quinlan, MD, LaGrange
    Alexandra Roginsky Tseis, MD, Crystal Lake
    Mohammed Samee, MD, Chicago
    Hythem P. Shadid, MD, St. Charles
    Robert Sobel, MD, Chicago
    Krishnarao V. Tangella, MD, Champaign
    Eldon Trame, MD, Belleville
    Bruce Wellman, MD, Urbana

    Board Consultants:
    Howard Axe, MD, Arlington Heights  
    John J. DeGuide, MD, Rockford
    Piyush Vyas, MD, Lake Forest

    Medical Student Section:  
    Mr. Matthew Schaeffer, Peoria

    Resident & Fellow Section:  
    David Surprenant, MD, Forest Park

    Alliance Representative:
    Mrs. Mary Ann Stoffel, Moline

    Consultants:  
    Amy Derick, MD, Barrington
    Scott Hinze, DO, Chester
    Gary Tzeng, MD, Naperville

     Medical Legal Council

    The Medical Legal Council focuses on legal developments affecting the medical profession. 

    Joel Klein, MD, Deerfield, Chair
    Steven Campau, MD, Algonquin
    Eric Eason, MD, Chicago
    Leon Huddleston, MD, Merrionette Park  
    Richard Kube, MD, Peoria  
    David W. Miller, MD, Chicago
    Stephen Minore, MD, Loves Park
    Guy Rowley, MD, Chicago
    Sohail Siddique, MD, Springfield
    Eric Werner, MD, St. Charles  
    Steven Williams, MD, Bourbonnais

    Board Consultants:  
    Thomas Anderson, MD, Chicago
    Clarence W. Brown, Jr., MD, Chicago  
    Adrienne L. Fregia, MD, Flossmoor
    Wayne V. Polek, MD, Batavia

    Medical Student Section:
    Mr. Shahzaib Khan, Glendale Heights

    Resident & Fellow Section:
    Amy Brown, MD, Oak Park

    Alliance Representative:
    Mrs. Karen Stephenson, Rockford

    Consultants:
    George Hossfeld, MD, Wilmette

     Peer Review Appeals Committee

    The Peer Review Appeals Committee serves as the appellate body for cases appealed from local or district peer review committees.

    Robert Oliver, MD, Tinley Park, Chair
    Scott A. Cooper, MD, Chicago
    Charles Drueck, MD, Chicago
    J. N. Onwuta, MD, Algonquin
    Wayne Polek, MD, St. Charles
    Eldon Trame, MD, Belleville
    William Werner, MD, Skokie

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    2017-2018 Membership Sections/Affiliate Groups

  •  Illinois State Medical Society Political Action Committee (IMPAC)
    IMPAC is the voluntary, non-profit, unincorporated political action arm of Illinois physicians.

    Jere E. Freidheim, MD, Burr Ridge, Chair
    Clarence W. Brown, Jr., MD
    James A. Bull, MD, Silvis
    Howard B. Chodash, MD, Springfield
    Alfred J. Clementi, MD, Palatine
    Paul H. DeHaan, MD, McHenry
    Richard A. Geline, MD, Skokie
    Norman R. Johnson, MD, Peoria
    William E. Kobler, MD, Rockford
    Lawrence A. Nord, MD, Bloomington
    Robert J. Oliver, MD, Tinley Park
    Sandra F. Olson, MD, Chicago
    Rashmikant S. Patel, M.D., Lake Forest
    Wayne V. Polek, MD, St. Charles
    Edward Pont, MD, Elmhurst
    Kenneth J. Printen, MD, Wilmette
    Phillip J. Rossi, MD, Hopedale
    John F. Schneider, MD, Flossmoor
    Hythem P. Shadid, St. Charles
    Ronald J. Simone, MD, Geneva
    M. LeRoy Sprang, MD, Skokie
    Ms. Mary Ann Stoffel, Moline
    Shastri Swaminathan, MD, Chicago
    Eldon A. Trame, MD, Belleville
    Arthur R. Traugott, MD, Urbana
    Robert M. Vanecko, MD, Chicago
    Lanny F. Wilson, MD, Hinsdale
    Cheryl D. Wolfe, MD, Chicago

     International Medical Graduate Section
    The IMG Section provides an organized forum to address IMG issues and concerns and enhance IMG participation in organized medicine.

    Vikram B. Patel, MD, South Barrington, Chair
    S. Masood Ali, MD, Peoria, Vice-Chair/ISMS Delegate 
    Erlo Roth, MD, Hinsdale, Secretary/ISMS Alternate Delegate  
    Hector O. Bustamante, MD, Chicago
    Clair M. Callan, MD, Lake Forest
    Alfonso Q. Estrada, MD, Terre Haute, IN
    Kuhn Hong, MD, Evergreen Park
    Raj B. Lal, MD, Oak Brook
    Diane A. Megahy, MD, Belleville
    James L. Milam, MD, Vernon Hills
    Roger L. Rodrigues, MD, Burr Ridge
    Shastri Swaminathan, MD, Chicago
     ISMS Alliance (ISMSA)

    President – Vacant
    President Elect – Vacant
    Barbara D’Souza, Vice Present – Membership
    Karen Stephenson, Vice President – Health Promotions
    Anne Marie Hayes, Vice President – Strategic Planning
    Beth Frigy, Recording Secretary
    Jackie Alford, Corresponding Secretary
    Karen Jasper, Treasurer  

    Regional Directors

    Anne Cable, Northern
    Debra Brownstone, Central
    Cheryl Boyd, Southern

    Advisor
    Nestor A. Ramirez, Immediate Past President

     Medical Student Section

    The Medical Student section provides representation of student opinions and ideas in organized medicine.

    Chair
    Mr. Ian Magruder

    Chair-Elect
    Ms. Arielle Cohen               

    Vice Chair/Treasurer 
    Ms. Fatima Elahi

    Secretary/Editor 
    Mr. Ryan Chiu

    Student Trustee ISMS BOT
    Mr. Ian Magruder

    Student Trustee to ISMS BOT- Elect   
    Mr. Raj Kumar

    ISMS Student Alt Del to IL Del to AMA
    Mr. Farhad Ghamsari



    School Representatives

    CCOM Midwestern
    Madyson Riddell, Delegate
    Madeline Jentink, Alternate

    Loyola
    Jason Abbott, Delegate
    Nithin Edara, Alternate

    Northwestern University
    Tammy Hua, Delegate
    Farhad Ghamsari, Alternate

    Rosalind Franklin
    Matthew J. Christensen, Delegate
    Alvin P. Singh, Alternate

    Rush
    Gabriel Siegel, Delegate
    Alankrita Siddula, Alternate

    Southern Illinois University, Springfield
    Nicholas Lanzotti, Delegate
    Jacob Lanter, Alternate

    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 
    Alexandra Wellman, Delegate
    TBD, Alternate

    University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
    Cyrus Alavi, Delegate 
    Gena Lenti, Alternate

    University of Illinois, Chicago
    Arden Plumb, Delegate
    Kimberly Hu, Alternate 

    University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana
    Max Harrison Rich, Delegate
    TBD, Alternate

    University of Illinois, Peoria
    Luis R. Tinoco García, Delegate
    TBD, Alternate

    University of Illinois, Rockford 
    Anisa Bravo, Delegate
    Angela Ray, Alternate



    2018-19 Representatives to ISMS Councils/Committees

    Council on Communications     
    Meinkeng Stephanie Acha-Morfaw

    Council on Economics    
    Nicholas Lanzotti

    Council on Education and Health Workforce     
    Jim Leng

    Governmental Affairs Council     
    Shruti Patel

    Medical Legal Council   
    Shahzaib Khan 

    Council on Medical Service   
    Farhad Ghamsari 

    Council on Membership and Advocacy
    Blake Murphy

     Resident and Fellow Section

    The Resident & Fellow Section provides representation of resident opinions and ideas in organized medicine.

    Chair

    Joseph B. Lee, M.D., M.A.T.

    Chair-Elect
    Jordan Gavin, M.D.

    Vice Chair  
    Amy Brown, M.D.

    Secretary/Editor  
    Marla D. Rejbi, DO

    Resident Trustee  
    Aaron Hanyu-Deutmeyer, DO

    Resident Delegate to the Illinois AMA Delegation  
    Aadil Ahmed, M.D.

     Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP)

    RIMSAP is a program operated jointly with the Illinois Agricultural Association, which makes recommendations for admission to the University of Illinois College of Medicine of students consenting to practice primary care medicine in an approved rural community for five years.

    Paul E. Pedersen, MD, Bloomington, Chair
    S. Masood Ali, MD, Peoria
    Julie Brown, MD, Geneseo



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