President’s Message
Anderson, Richard

Richard C. Anderson MD
President, Illinois Surgical Society

Welcome to the Illinois Surgical Society, and thanks for visiting our site. If you’re already a member, we hope to see you at our annual spring meeting. If you’re a non-member, from student to surgical leader, the ISS has plenty to offer you socially, educationally and professionally no matter where you are in your training or practice environment.

As a Peoria-based thoracic surgeon trained in Chicago and Washington, D.C., I’ve made it a priority to be a member of the ISS. Here’s why membership in our organization provides value.

In an increasingly tough health care environment, all surgical professionals benefit from the chance to learn and connect through an organization that deeply understands our professional needs and how Illinois uniquely shapes our work.

ISS knows you. No matter where you practice in our state, ISS provides opportunities to network and learn at any stage of your surgical career. Members meet twice yearly and, as mentioned, our annual spring meeting features diverse clinical discussion and a rare ‘wet lab’ format that offers the opportunity to see a variety of choice procedures live. Each year, attendees old and new make meaningful connections and get a chance to learn something completely new.

I’ve built great professional relationships and real friendships at ISS. You will too. Returning members, we’re looking forward to seeing you next time. Future members, here’s how to join.

Richard C. Anderson MD
Clerkship Director
Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor of Clinical Surgery
The University of Illinois, College of Medicine