Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

History

The Southern Illinois University Program in Colorectal Surgery is a collaborative educational program involving academic and private colorectal surgeons who joined together in a program designed to provide excellent postgraduate training in the current practice of colorectal surgery. The catchment area for the Southern Illinois University Program in Colorectal Surgery encompasses the southern two-thirds of Illinois and includes both urban and rural populations. The breadth of pathology seen by surgeons in the SIU Colorectal Program covers the entire spectrum of colorectal disease, from basic uncomplicated anorectal and colorectal problems in otherwise healthy people to complex and complicated anorectal and colorectal problems in people with multiple medical comorbidities.

Faculty Listing

Jan Rakinic, MD - Program Director
Dawn Wietfeldt - Assistant Program Director
Prasad Poola, MD - Faculty
Pete Hofmann, MD - Faculty
Paul Pacheco, MD - Faculty
Brad Paris, MD - Faculty
Jim Thiele, MD - Faculty
Steven Tsoraides, Faculty

Recent Fellow Placement

2016 - Victor Barnica, MD
Currently: Colon and Rectal Surgery Practice, Las Cruces, NM

2015 - Lindsay Strader, DO
Currently: Colon and Rectal Surgery practice with Wichita Surgical Specialist, Wichita, KS

2014 - Prasad Poola, MD
Currently: Assist Professor & Colon and Rectal Surgery Practice with SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

2013 - Zhong Wang, MD
Currently: Colon and Rectal Surgery practice in Turlock, CA

2012 - Paul Pacheco, MD
Currently: Colon and Rectal Surgery practice with Springfield Clinic, Springfield, IL

2011 - Steven Tsoraides, MD
Currently: Colon and Rectal Surgery practice with OSF St. Frances Medical Center, Peoria, IL

2010 - Travis Holt, MD
Currently: Colon and Rectal Surgery practice with OSF Healthcare, Bloomington, IL

Recent Fellow Publications

Biofeedback therapy in fecal incontinence; what predicts response? How long should treatment be?
Barnica V.H., Barnard M., Vespa S., Thiele J., Wietfeldt E.D., Rakinic J.

Title: Does outpatient colonoscopy cancellation rate decrease with improved patient education?
L Strader, ED Wietfeldt, J Rakinic, J Thiele, P Pacheco.

Jan Rakinic, MD
Teri Rodawald
PO Box 19638

Springfield, IL 62794-9638
trodawald49@siumed.edu
217-545-7257
217-545-7762

Number of Positions Offered:

  • Clinical: 1
  • Research:

Accreditation Status
1, 2

Next Scheduled (Self-Study) Visit

Case Numbers – Past Five Years

Abdominal Procedure 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14
Segmental Colectomy
Laparoscopic Resection
Low Anterior Resection
Abdominoperineal Resection
Proctocolectomy Total
Proctocolectomy w/Ileostomy
Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir
Prolapse Repair Total
Prolapse Repair Abdominal
Prolapse Repair Perineal
Stomas Total
Stomas Complications
Pelvic Dissections
Abdominal Procedure Total
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14
Proctoscopy/Anoscopy
Colonoscopy Total
Colonoscopy Diagnostic
Colonoscopy w/Intervention
Pelvic Floor Evaluation
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total
Anorectoal Procedure 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14
Hemorrhoidectomy
Fistulotomy
Endorectal Advancement Flap
Fecal Incontinence Procedures
Internal Sphincterotomy
Transanal Excision
Anorectoal Procedure Total