Richard C. Anderson MD

Clerkship Director Professor of Clinical SurgeryDepartment of Surgery
Work 624 NE Glen Oak Avenue Peoria IL 61603 Work Phone: 309-655-2383
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Biographical Info

Additional Title(s)/Position(s)

Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Dr. Richard Anderson, originally from Yorkville, Illinois, received his undergraduate degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Biochemistry from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois in 1988. He received his doctorate in medicine from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois in 1992 and completed a Surgical Internship there. His residency in General Surgery was completed at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria in 1998. In 2000, Dr. Anderson completed a Fellowship program at Washington University, Barnes Hospital, in St. Louis, Missouri in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Anderson is board certified in both General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

He is Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Attending Team Leader for the residency service at our secondary teaching hospital, Methodist Medical Center. In July 2009, he became the Department of Surgery Clerkship Director when Dr. Lorin D. Whittaker, Jr. retired after eighteen years of service as Clerkship Director. Dr. Anderson is also the Director of Education for Methodist Medical Center. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from the UICOMP campus and the UICOMP Dept of Surgery. For instance, in 2003 and 2008, he received the UICOMP ‘Golden Apple Award’, an honor given by the medical students to one UICOMP faculty member. Most recently in 2010, he received the ‘Faculty Teaching Award’ from the residents and the ‘Teacher of the Year Award’ in Surgery from the 3rd year medical students.

Dr. Anderson is a member and officer of many surgical societies. He currently holds the office of President of the West Central Region Board of the American Cancer Society (2007-present), President of the Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (2010-2012), is an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Surgery, and is on the Development Committee for the Central Surgical Association Foundation (2008-present). He is past President of the Peoria Medical Society.

He is an active member of many hospital committees.

Categories: Surgery, UICOMP