Meenakshy Aiyer, MD
Interim Regional Dean
University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria
Dr. Meenakshy Aiyer is a long-time UICOMP faculty member who has held a number of professional appointments, most recently as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, where she was responsible for medical student education. She has also served as head of the Department of Health Sciences Education, director of the Caterpillar Faculty Scholars Fellowship, Internal Medicine clerkship director, and as faculty advisor to the Internal Medicine Student Special Interest Group.
Dr. Aiyer received her medical degree from Madurai Kamaraj University in India and completed her residency at the UICOMP internal medicine residency at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center. Upon completing her residency, she chose to remain in Peoria and joined the faculty of the College of Medicine in 1996. She has authored and co-authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles and abstracts and is the recipient of multiple teaching awards,including five-time recipient of the Raymond B. Allen Golden Apple Award bestowed by UICOMP for outstanding contributions to teaching. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow with the American College of Physicians (FACP).
She is married to Seshadri Guha, and they have two children.