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Julius P. Bonello, MD

Professor Emeritus of Clinical Surgery

Department of Surgery



624 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL, 61603

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Dr. Julius P. Bonello is originally from Minnesota and received his undergraduate degree in 1970 from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He conducted postgraduate studies and received his doctorate of medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. His training continued at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, where he completed a Surgical Internship and began a General Surgery Residency. He finished his residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont in 1979. He completed a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1980.

Dr. Bonello was on the surgical faculty at the Carle Clinic, Urbana-Champaign from 1980 to 1996, serving as the Acting Head of the Department of Surgery from 1982 to 1986 and Head of the Department of Surgery from 1986 to 1995, He was Chair of the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Program Director for the Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship from 1988 to 1992. Dr. Bonello has more than 45 years of experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery.

He is the author of four chapters and 30 + articles published in various medical journals and most recently historical articles on interesting cases and people in medicine published in History Magazine. Dr. Bonello is a colorectal surgeon who has taught students and residents for the last 45 years at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He now holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Clinical Surgery.

He has eight children and lives in Peoria IL with his wife of 33 years.