Department of Surgery Residency

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Department of Surgery Residency 2018-03-29T09:17:04+00:00

Steven Tsoraides, MD

Program Director

Surgery Residency

Mission Statement

Distinction in educating and training board certified surgeons of quality with the highest level of skill, knowledge, leadership, and professionalism while fostering relationships to promote a life-long commitment to excellence.

About Our Program

The General Surgery Residency, in existence for over 40 years, became affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria at its inception in 1971. We are a fully accredited, five-year program approved to finish four chief residents each year.

Our General Surgery Residency Program is a university program based in a large tertiary care medical center serving the medical needs of Central Illinois with state-of–the-art facilities. Our residents spend some time in a secondary teaching hospital. As part of the downstate program for the University of Illinois, the UICOMP Department of Surgery is committed to preparing surgeons to provide surgical care in a variety of settings. Graduates of our residency program must, therefore, develop clinical and operative skills to manage a full spectrum of illnesses treated by General Surgeons including emphasis on General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Endoscopy, and Laparoscopic Surgery.

Residents are expected to develop and mature research skills that will enhance their surgical knowledge and allow them to critically and independently evaluate new information and discoveries in their field. Our program will require and promote an attitude of seeking continuous professional self-improvement. This is a pro-resident environment with strong ancillary hospital services. Our curriculum is flexible, to accommodate personal goals; our fine faculty is dedicated to the education of our residents.


Steven Tsoraides, MD

Program Director

Contact Us

Marnie Koeppel
Residency Program Coordinator

Linda Conlee
Medical Education Coordinator

UICOMP Department of Surgery
624 NE Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603-3135
Fax: 309-655-3630