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An attending surgeon at Peoria Surgical Group (PSG) and associate professor of clinical surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP), Steven Stergios Tsoraides, MD, MPH was one of the youngest surgeons in the country to be appointed as program director of a surgery residency. As director of operations for PSG’s General Surgery Division, he has been vital in overseeing operations, staff and physician recruitment, and the development of a vision for growth.

Taking a lead role in improving cancer care in the community, Dr. Tsoraides is medical director of the Rectal Cancer Center at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center and chair of the Colorectal Steering Committee. He sits on the Cancer Committee, oversees hospital-wide quality and performance in the care of patients with colorectal cancer, and spearheads collaboration among physicians across many specialties. For his outstanding service in the field of oncology, he was recently awarded “Rock Doc” honors by the Illinois CancerCare Foundation.

Dr. Tsoraides chairs the Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and is a surveyor for the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer. He also serves on the Healthcare Economics Committee of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and has played a major advisory role for CRC Life, a new local organization aimed at helping those on their journey to defeat colorectal cancer.

Along with a lengthy list of honors and awards for both his surgical and teaching excellence, he mentors residents and students in their research efforts and has published and presented much of his own work. He also led an effort to raise more than $100,000 for the University of Illinois Foundation as chair of its fundraising committee. In his limited free time, he serves on the Parish Council at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, where helps oversee the budget and fundraising events. iBi