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Richard C. Anderson, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Illinois Benedictine College (now Benedictine University) with a B.S. in Biochemistry in 1988. He went on to earn his medical degree from the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois and fellowship at Washington University’s Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Anderson is board-certified in both surgery and thoracic surgery and practices with the Peoria Surgical Group. He serves on the medical staffs at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He also
Anderson has received numerous accolades and honors over his career, but he is most proud of his three Golden Apple awards for excellence in teaching. He has also been named the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria Department of Surgery’s Teacher of the Year 15 times.
He was re-elected as trustee of the Illinois State Medical Society in 2016. He serves as a Board advisor to the Medical Legal Council and to the Committee on CME Activities. Locally, Anderson belongs to the Peoria Medical Society, where he has served in numerous positions including two terms as president. He is a Fellow and Governor of the American College of Surgeons, former Vice President of the Illinois Surgical Society and a member of the American Cancer Society. Anderson has many publications to his credit, including articles, book chapters, papers and presentations, along with two clinical trials.
Anderson lives in Morton, Illinois with his wife, Becky. They have six children: Elle, Jake, Jack, Clayton, Josh and Jillian.