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ISMS takes action and makes medical policy in Illinois with the guidance of its physician members. Serving on an ISMS council or committee is an opportunity to provide your expertise on the bills and policies impacting Illinois.

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2023-24 ISMS Board Committees

Thomas M. Anderson, M.D., Chair
Rodney S. Alford, M.D.
Richard C. Anderson, M.D.
Tripti C. Kataria, M.D.
Robert J. Oliver, M.D.
Piyush I. Vyas, M.D.

Robert Oliver, M.D., Chair
Richard Anderson, M.D.
Thomas Anderson, M.D.
Mitchell King, M.D.
Kambiz Zorriasateyn, M.D.

Adrienne Fregia, M.D., Chair
Courtney Harris, M.D.
Tripti Kataria, M.D.
Karen O’Mara, D.O.
Holly Rosencranz, M.D.
Laura Shea, M.D.
Ann Stroink, M.D.
Piyush Vyas, M.D.
Thomas M. Anderson, M.D. (ex-officio)

2023-24 Councils and Committees

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

Ronald L. Johnson, M.D., Pittsfield, Chair
Peter Doris, M.D., Downers Grove
Kuhn Hong, M.D., Chicago
Christine Mueller, M.D., Dundee
Ruchi Naik, M.D., Chicago
Melvin Speisman, M.D., Lincolnwood
Ann Stroink, M.D., Bloomington
Michael Treister, M.D., Chicago

Board Consultants:
Mr. Kody Jones, Chicago (student)
Kambiz Zorriasateyn, M.D., Chicago

Medical Student Section:
Vacant

Resident & Fellow Section:
Vijay Kata, M.D., Bourbonnais

Non-Board Consultant:
Jennifer Troyanovich

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

Daniel R. Hoffman, MD, Mt. Vernon, Chair
George Beranek, M.D., Pekin
John P. Holden, M.D., Rockford
Ted Lorenc, M.D., Crystal Lake
Colleen McGuire, M.D., Chicago
Robert Milas, M.D., Rock Island
Karl Napekoski, M.D., Naperville
Ernest Nora, M.D., Chicago
Vikram Patel, M.D., South Barrington
Mr. Austin Runde, Forest Park (student)

Board Consultants:
Mr. Kody Jones, Chicago (student)
Mitchell King, M.D., Rockford

Medical Student Section:
Ms. Gautami Galpalli, Bloomington

Resident & Fellow Section:
Vijay Kata, M.D., Bourbonnais

Daniel Hoffman, M.D., Mount Vernon
Ted Lorenc, M.D., Crystal Lake
Mitchell King, M.D., Rockford

The Council on Communications & Membership Advocacy oversees and guides ISMS' communications with physician members and non-members, and externally, on behalf of physician interests. Through effective communications and marketing, the Council promotes member recruitment and retention.

Viquar Khan-Mundozie, M.D., Harvard, Chair
Brad Epstein, M.D., Algonquin                            
Eli Goodman, M.D., Springfield
Kuhn Hong, M.D., Chicago
Shikha Jain, M.D., Chicago
Robert Marquis, M.D., Mokena
Willard Sharp, M.D., Chicago
Vanessa Stan, M.D., Chicago
Apoorva Tummala, Chicago (student)
William Werner, M.D., Skokie

Board Consultants:
Steven Mardjetko, M.D., Lake Forest
Robert Oliver, M.D., Frankfort

Medical Student Section:
Ms. Taryn Weatherly, Carbondale

Resident & Fellow Section:
Charalampos (Harry) Siotos, M.D., Chicago

County Consultants:
Ms. Janet Corirossi, Winnebago County

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

Paul Merrick, M.D., Lisle, Chair
Sean Adams, M.D., Naperville
Bapu Arekapudi, M.D., Chicago
Steven Deliduka, M.D., Elmhurst
Amy Derick, M.D., Barrington (BOT)
Benjamin Domb, M.D., Des Plaines
Brad Epstein, M.D., Algonquin
Stanley Friedell, M.D., Chicago
Elisabeth Giblin, M.D., Chicago
Michael Hanak, M.D., Chicago
Leon Huddleston, M.D., Merrionette Park
Adnan Hussain, M.D., Chicago
Maitreyi Janarthanan, M.D., Rock Island
Janet Lin, M.D., Chicago
Mr. Giuseppe Maiocco, Springfield (student)
Steven Mardjetko, M.D., Morton Grove (BOT)
Constance Marks, M.D., Joliet
Joshua Nathan, M.D., Northbrook
Sachin Patel, M.D., Chicago (BOT)
Edward Pont, M.D., Elmhurst
John Prunskis, M.D., Elgin
William Small, Jr., M.D., Chicago
Stephen Spontak, M.D., Lockport
Myrtis Sullivan, M.D., Chicago
Shastri Swaminathan, M.D., Westmont
Piyush I. Vyas, M.D., Lake Forest (BOT)
Daniel Yohanna, M.D., Chicago
Kambiz Zorriasateyn, M.D., Chicago (BOT)

Medical Student Section:
Mr. Vinay Sama, Dunlap

Resident & Fellow Section:
Titus Hou, M.D., Peoria
 

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

Susan T. Hingle, M.D., Springfield, Chair
Murad Alam, M.D., Chicago
S. Masood Ali, M.D., Peoria
Shehzad Ali, M.D., Chicago
Mohammad Arfeen, D.O., Oak Brook
Bruce Blacker, M.D., Chicago
Steven Campau, M.D., Belvidere
Peter Doris, M.D., Downers Grove
Debbie Fowler-Dixon Bross, M.D., Maryville
Daniel R. Hoffman, M.D., Mt. Vernon
Ms. Emma Johns, Springfield (student)
Dhruv Joshi, D.O., Bourbonnais (resident)
David E. Lee, M.D., Chicago
Avinash Murthy, M.D., Springfield
Trista Negele, M.D., Hinsdale
Karen Nichols, D.O., Mesa
Karen O’Mara, D.O., Chicago
Scott Pasichow, M.D., Mahomet
Ayca Raif, M.D., Pittsfield
Holly Rosencranz, M.D., Champaign
Joseph Siegler, M.D., Chicago
Vidya Sundareshan, M.D., Springfield
Geoffrey Tsaras, M.D., Rockford
Laura Vargas, M.D., Springfield
Manajyoti Yadav, M.D., Chicago

Board Consultants:
Mr. Kody Jones, Chicago (student)
Mitchell King, M.D., Rockford
Francis J. Nicolosi, M.D., Rockford

Medical Student Section:
Ms. Rasa Valiauga, Oak Park

Resident & Fellow Section:
Samantha Lund, M.D., Springfield
 

The Governmental Affairs Council develops, promotes, and evaluates state and federal legislation, and is responsible for political education on issues affecting physicians and their practice.

James MacKenzie, DO, Chicago, Chair
Keziah Aibangbee, M.D., Rockford (resident)
Smitha Arekapudi, M.D., Chicago
Howard Axe, M.D., Buffalo Grove
Jeffrey Bennett, M.D., Springfield
Raymond Bertino, M.D., Peoria
Joanna Bisgrove, M.D., Evanston
Eleni Bourtsos, M.D., Hinsdale
Neesha Patel Desai, M.D., Chicago
John P. Holden, M.D., Rockford
Adnan Hussain, M.D., Chicago
Vivek Iyengar, M.D., Hinsdale
Napoleon Knight, M.D., Champaign
Lily Lou, M.D., Palos Park
Niva Lubin-Johnson, M.D., Chicago
Mr. Rikhil Makwana, North Chicago (student)
Candace McGregor, M.D., Champaign
Brian A. Murphy, M.D., Naperville
Anum Niazi, M.D., Chicago
Richard Nora, M.D., Rockford
Maura Quinlan, M.D., LaGrange
Kenneth Sagins, M.D., Sherman
Ajeet Singh, M.D., Chicago (fellow)
Robert Sobel, M.D., Chicago
Ann Stroink, M.D., Bloomington
David A. Stumpf, M.D., Woodstock
Thomas Sugarman, M.D., Chicago
Ms. Avani Yaganti, O’Fallon (student)
Adam Young, M.D., Morton Grove

Board Consultants:
Richard C. Anderson, M.D., Peoria
Amy Derick, M.D., Barrington
Tripti Kataria, M.D., Chicago
Larry Sapetti, M.D., Springfield
Piyush I. Vyas, M.D., Lake Forest

Medical Student Section:
Ms. Cecily Negri, Bloomington

Resident & Fellow Section:
Tristan Mackey, M.D., Peoria

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

Steven Williams, M.D., Bourbonnais, Chair
Nadine Abi-Younes, M.D., Chicago (resident)
Arden Barnett, M.D., Champaign
J.F. Kelly Carroll, M.D., Silvis
Arya Vinaykant Dadhania, M.D., Chicago (resident)
Brian Doane, M.D., Northbrook
Miena Hall, M.D., Elmhurst
Leon Huddleston, M.D., Merrionette Park
Joel Klein, M.D., Deerfield
Richard Kube, M.D., Peoria
Anne Langguth, M.D., Hinsdale
Andrew Mahtani, M.D., O’Fallon
Stephen Minore, M.D., Loves Park
Vivek Mohan, M.D., Hinsdale
Laura H. Tommaso, M.D., Barrington
Ms. Kayla Tran, North Chicago (student)
Eric Werner, M.D., St. Charles
Lanny Wilson, M.D., Hinsdale

Board Consultants:
Richard C. Anderson, M.D., Peoria
Paul E. Pedersen, M.D., Bloomington

Medical Student Section:
Ms. Varna Kodoth, Chicago

Resident & Fellow Section:
Keziah Aibangbee, M.D., Rockford

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

Elisabeth Giblin, M.D., Chicago, Chair
Adrienne L. Adams, M.D., Bolingbrook
Sharjeel Ahmad, M.D., Chicago
Alana Biggers, M.D., Chicago
James Cannon, M.D., Lemont
Howard Chodash, M.D., Springfield
Virginia Dolan, M.D., Springfield
Adrienne L. Fregia, M.D., Flossmoor
Kamala Ghaey, M.D., Chicago
Linda Gruenberg, D.O., Wilmette
Michael Hanak, M.D., Chicago
Nathan Kakish, M.D., Crystal Lake
Raunak Khisty, M.D., Kankakee
Jonathan D. Klein, M.D., Chicago
Mr. Austin Le, Peoria (student)
Jerrold Leikin, M.D., Glencoe
Ms. Laura Li, Chicago (student)
Cosme Lozano, M.D., Joliet
Peter Orris, M.D., Chicago
Robert W. Panton, M.D., Elmwood Park
Monika Pitzele, M.D., Chicago
Wayne V. Polek, M.D., Batavia
Romero Santiago, M.D., Urbana
Laura Shea, M.D., Springfield
Ms. Lindsay Stine, Carbondale (student)
David A. Stumpf, M.D., Woodstock
Divya Meher Surabhi, M.D., Oak Brook (resident)
Shastri Swaminathan, M.D., Westmont
Rockford Yapp, M.D., Clarendon Hills
Philip Zumwalt, M.D., Watseka

Board Consultants:
Sandra Haddad, M.D., Elmhurst (resident)
Paul E. Pedersen, M.D., Bloomington
Larry Sapetti, M.D., Springfield

Medical Student Section:
Mr. Spencer Asay, Chicago

Resident & Fellow Section:
Samantha Lund, M.D., Springfield

The Women in Medicine Committee overall goals are to: monitor key issues and policies affecting women in medicine, provide mentorship and leadership for women physicians and medical students, and to expand advocacy and education efforts for women in medicine.

Emelie Ilarde, M.D., Chicago, Chair
Nadine Abi-Younes, M.D., Chicago (resident)
Ms. Raziye Akram, Lombard (student)
Eve Bloomgarden, M.D., Northbrook
Nancy Church, M.D., Chicago
Mary Ann Collins, M.D., Chicago Ridge
Walaa Dabbas, M.D., Chicago
Evelyn Diaz-Jimenez, M.D., Barrington
Debbie Fowler-Dixon Bross, M.D., Maryville
Adrienne L. Fregia, M.D., Flossmoor
Shruti Hegde, M.D., Springfield
Shikha Jain, M.D., Chicago
Sabrina Khan Jones, M.D., Champaign
Elizabeth Kiracofe, M.D., Oak Park
Veeda Landeras, M.D., Chicago
Tierney Lanter, Belleville (student)
Ms. Megi Maci, Oak Park (student)
Ms. Bridget McClain, Springfield (student)
Brinda Mehta, M.D., Peoria
Rasmeet Miller, M.D., Chicago
Ms. Gabrielle Mitchell, Rockford (student)
Christine Mueller, M.D., Dundee
Christine Schwartz-Peterson, M.D., Park Ridge
Christiana Shoushtari, M.D., Chicago
Ms. Aliya Siddiqui, Glen Ellyn (student)
Kathy Tynus, M.D., Chicago
Ms. Cagla Unal, Carbondale (student)
Laura Vargas, M.D., Springfield

Board Consultants:
Sandra Haddad, M.D., Elmhurst (resident)
Tripti Kataria, M.D., Chicago

Medical Student Section:
Ms. Miloni Shah, Oak Park

Resident & Fellow Section:
Nancy Mayer, D.O., Chicago

Appointments and Representatives

RIMSAP is a program operated jointly with the Illinois Farm Bureau, 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, M.D., Chair
S. Masood Ali, M.D.
Julie Brown, M.D.

Steven Williams, M.D., Chair
Jacquelynne Corey, M.D.
Joel Klein, M.D.
David Palmer, M.D.
Laura Shea, M.D.

Rodney S. Alford, M.D.
Richard C. Anderson, M.D.
Thomas M. Anderson, M.D.
Piyush I. Vyas, M.D. 

Richard C. Anderson, M.D., Chair
Tripti C. Kataria, M.D.
Robert J. Oliver, M.D.
Paul E. Pedersen, M.D.
Amy Derick, M.D.
Steven Mardjetko, M.D.
Thomas M. Anderson, M.D. (ex-officio)

2024-2025 Medical Student Section

Chair, Shruthi Bhuma
Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University

Chair-Elect, Varna Kodoth
Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University

Vice Chair/Treasurer, Swathi Bhuma
Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University

Secretary/Editor, Sami Muslmani
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago (UIC)

Student Trustee ISMS BOT, Gautami Galpalli
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Student Trustee to ISMS BOT-Elect, Jeffrey Li
Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Univeristy of Illinois

Student Alternate Delegate to AMA Illinois Delegation, Megi Maci
Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University 

Immediate Past Chair, Julia Versel
Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University

Council on CME Activities - Kody Jones
Council on Communications and Membership Advocacy
Council on Economics
Council on Education and Health Workforce
Council on Medical Service
Governmental Affairs Council
Medical Legal Council
Women in Medicine Committee

 

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) at Midwestern University
Agnes Mynarska, Delegate
Kendal Benson, Alternate

Carle Illinois College of Medicine (CICOM)
Eve Emmanouilidou, Delegate
Diamond Coleman, Alternate

Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine
Megi Maci, Delegate
Varna Kodoth, Alternate

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Esther Son, Delegate
Charlie Wang, Alternate

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Naosuke Yamaguchi, Delegate
Christian Arcelona, Alternate

Rush Medical College
Janan Badier, Delegate
Aishwarya Nugooru, Alternate

Southern Illinois University, Springfield
Avani Yaganti, Delegate
TBD, Alternate

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Zachary Bennett, Delegate
TBD, Alternate

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
TBD, Delegate
TBD, Alternate

University of Illinois, Chicago
Stephanie Pineda, Delegate
Tajanna Stinn, Alternate

University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana
TBD, Delegate
TBD, Alternate

University of Illinois, Peoria
Vinay Sama, Delegate
TBD, Alternate

University of Illinois, Rockford
Haripriya Koritala, Delegate
TBD, Alternate

2024-2025 Resident and Fellows Section

Chair Ajeet Singh, M.D.
Chair-Elect Zain Ul Abdin, M.D.
Vice Chair, Internal Affairs Oluwasegun Paul Emenogu, M.D.
Vice Chair, External Affairs Bhavana Harshita Nangunuri, M.D.
Resident Physician Member of the ISMS Board of Trustees Divya M. Surabhi, M.D., M.P.H.
Resident Physician Delegate to AMA Illinois Delegation Adam Roussas, M.D.

Committee on CME Activities - Charalampos (Harry) Siotos, M.D.
Council on Communications and Membership Advocacy - TBD
Council on Economics - Titus Hou, M.D.
Council on Medical Service - Samantha Lund, M.D.
Governmental Affairs Council - Tristan Mackey, M.D.
Medical Legal Council - Keziah Aibangbee, M.D.
Women in Medicine Committee - Nancy Mayer, D.O.

Membership Sections/Affiliate Groups

Executive Committee

Jere E. Freidheim, MD, Willowbrook, Chair
William E. Kobler, MD, Rockford, 1st Vice Chair
Amy J. Derick, MD, Barrington, 2nd Vice Chair
Scott A. Cooper, MD, Chicago, Secretary-Treasurer
Robert W. Panton, MD, Elmwood Park, Member At-Large

Council Members

Rodney S. Alford, MD, Watseka
James A. Bull, MD, Silvis
Howard B. Chodash, MD, Springfield
John J. DeGuide, MD, Rockford
Paul H. DeHaan, MD, McHenry
Benjamin G. Domb, MD, Glencoe
Adrienne L. Fregia, MD, Flossmoor
Richard A. Geline, MD, Glenview
Vivek Iyengar, MD, Hinsdale
Tripti Kataria, MD, Chicago
Robert J. Oliver, MD, Frankfort
Sandra F. Olson, MD, Chicago
Rashmikant Patel, MD, Lake Forest
Wayne V. Polek, MD, St. Charles
Edward A. Pont, MD, Elmhurst
Christine Sharis, MD, Moline
M. LeRoy Sprang, MD, Skokie
Shastri Swaminathan, MD, Oak Brook
Lanny F. Wilson, MD, Hinsdale

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

Vikram B. Patel, M.D., Chair
S. Masood Ali, MD, Vice-Chair
Kuhn Hong, MD, Secretary
Piyush Vyas, MD, Treasurer


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