Lecia M. Apantaku, M.D., FACS

Assistant Dean for Faculty and Global Development
Associate Professor, Surgery
Chicago Medical School
Phone: 847-578-8469
Fax: 847-775-6525
Email: lecia.apantaku@rosalindfranklin.edu

Service
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

• American Cancer Society
• American Medical Women's Association
• Fellow, American College of Surgeons
• American College of Surgeons Metropolitan Chicago Chapter
• Association of American Medical Colleges
• Association of American Medical Colleges Central Group on Educational Affairs
• Association for Surgical Education
• Association of Women Surgeons
• Chicago Surgical Society
• Midwest Surgical Association

CURRENT ADVISING OF STUDENTS

• International Health Interest Group (IHIG)
• Surgery specialty advisor.
• Small group vertical advising.

CLINICAL SUPERVISORY AND TRAINING RESPONSIBIILITIES

• Medical Student and Resident Precepting.
• Attending – Surgical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, North Chicago, IL (1986 – 1990)
• Attending – Department of Surgery, Great Lakes Naval Center, Great Lakes, IL (1988 – 1990)
• Attending – Department of Surgery, Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital Center, Chicago, IL (1986 – 1988)
• Attending – Department of Surgery, Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL (1986 – 1993)
• Attending – Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL (1990 – 1993)
• Attending Consultant – Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Care Network, Chicago, IL (1991 – present)
• Associate Attending – Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL (1993 – present)

APPOINTMENTS

Major Administrative Leadership Positions
• Academic Assembly Officer, Chicago Medical School, 2003-present, Secretary 2005-present. Deputy Speaker 2007 - 2009, Speaker 2009 - 2011.
• Co-Chair, Year 3/4 Curriculum Subcommittee of the Educational Affairs Committee, Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School, 2005-2012.
• Vice Chair, CIER Committee, American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Inc., 2005 - present, Member, 2003 - 2007.
• Chair, Undergraduate Education Committee, Department of Surgery, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, 2005-2012.
• Member of the Faculty-Student Forum, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1988-1991, Chair, 2003-2004.
• Member, The Senate Education and Planning Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1989-2004, Chair, 2001-2004.
• Senator At Large of the University Senate, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1993-1995, 1997-2002.
• President, Little Village Unit Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Inc., 1993 -1997; President of the Central Chicago Unit, 1997-2003
• Principal Senator, University Senate, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1995-1997.
• Vice Principal Senator, University Senate, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1993-1995.
• Member, Search Committee for the Dean of the Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1991-1992.
• Chair, Ad Hoc Search Committee for Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1990-1991.
• Chair, Ad Hoc Search Committee for Chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1990-1991.

Committee Service
National
• Member, National Board of Medical Examiners Surgery Test Committee, 1998-2001.
• Member National Board of Medical Examiners Surgery Sub-internship Test Committee, 2010.
• Member, Association for Surgical Education Executive Committee, 1997-1999.
• Member, Association for Surgical Education Committee on Testing and Evaluation, 1993- present, Vice Chair, 1995-1997, Chair, 1997-1999.
• Member, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2-R-Set Task Forcer 1997.
• Member, Ad Hoc Scoring Research Committee for the Computer-Based Examination (CBX), National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), 1994-1995.
• Member, Association for Surgical Education Committee on Computers, 1990-1995.
Local
• Member, Promotions and Tenure Committee, Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School, 2004-2009, 2010 – 2011.
• Member, Educational Integration Group, Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School, 2005-2010.
• Member, Vertical Integration Group (VIG) Planning Subcommittee of the Education Affairs Committee, 2006-2010.
• Member of the Reproductive VIG, 2006-2010.
• Member of the Blood VIG, 2006-2010.
• Member, Testing Subcommittee of the Educational Affairs Committee, Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School, 2005-2006.
• Member, Cancer Liaison Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Liaison Program (Supported by the American Cancer Society), 1997-2007.
• Member, Committee on Professionalism in the Workplace, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1997-2010.
• Chair, Prevention/Early Detection Committee, Little Village Unit, American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Inc., 1994-1997; Member of the Central Chicago Unit, 1997- present, President 1997-2003, 2005-present.
• Member, Institutional Review Board of Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 1992-1996, Chair, 1996-2009.
• Member, Section on Undergraduate Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Group on Educational Affairs, 1997-present.
• Member, Early Detection Committee, American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Inc., 1994-2007.
• Member, Cancer Committee, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 1991-2006.
• Member, Educational Affairs Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (formerly Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School), 1988-2012.
• Member, First Response Intermediary Group: Sexual Harassment, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1998-2011, Vice Chair, 2000-2004.
• Member, Education Committee, Department of Surgery, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (formerly Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School), 1986-present.
• Member, Nominating Committee American Cancer Society Illinois Division, 2000–2004.
• Member, Committee for Assessment of Student Academic Achievement, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1996-2002.
• Member, Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Early Assessment Groups, Committee on Assessment of Adequacy of Sites for Clinical Teaching, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1998.
• Member, Clinical Concern Committee to Study Standardization of Evaluation of Clinical Experiences in Med III and Med IV, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1998.
• Member, Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Research Fund Advisory Committee and Peer Review Panel, Illinois Department of Public Health, 1998-2001.
• Member, Women's Health Team, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 1998-2000.
• Member, Medical Education Enhancement Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1998-2000.
• Member, Continuous Quality Improvement Steering Committee, Pain Management Team, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 1997-1998.
• Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship Review Subcommittee of the Educational Affairs Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1997.
• Member, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Care of Patient Functional Team, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 1996-1998.
• Member, University Senate Committee on Harassment, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1996-1997.
• Member, Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1996-1997.
• Member, Liaison Committee on Medical Education Site Visit Educational Program Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1996-1997.
• Member, Liaison Committee on Medical Education Self Study Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1996-1997.
• Member, Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Inc., 1996-2005.
• Member, Committee on Technical Standards for Medical Students, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1995-1996.
• Member, Subcommittee on the Revision of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course, Educational Affairs Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1995-1996.
• Member, Search Committee for a Chairman of the Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 1995-1996.
• Member, Advanced Directives Subcommittee, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 1994-1995.
• Member, Subcommittee for the Improvement of the Surgical Clerkship, Department of Surgery, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/ The Chicago Medical School, 1994-1995.
• Member, ZOSYN National Faculty Forum of Lederle Laboratories, 1993-1995.
• Member, Medical Advisory Committee of the American Cancer Society, Mammography Demonstration Project 1992-1995.
• Chair, Longitudinal Care/Continuity of Care Subcommittee of the Educational Affairs Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1991-1992.
• Chair, Subcommittee of the Faculty-Student Forum for the Revision of the Clinical Questionnaire, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1991-1992.
• Member, Ad Hoc Committee for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education Limited Survey, 1991-1992.
• Chair, Outreach Subcommittee of the Cancer Task Force at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 1990-1992.
• Member, University Senate Ad Hoc Committee for Tile Appointment of Dr. Max Harry Weil as University Professor, 1991.
• Member, Ad Hoc Appeal Board of the Student Evaluation, Promotion, and Awards Committee, 1991, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011.
• Member, Sabbatical Leave Committee of the University Senate, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1991-1993.
• Member, Cancer Task Force at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 1990-1992.
• Member, Faculty Affairs Committee of the University Senate, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1990-1992, 2011 – present.
• Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, 1990-1992.
• Member, Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Rights Subjects Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1990-1995.
• Women’s Liaison Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges, 1989-2000.
• Department of Surgery Senator of the University Senate, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1989-1993.
• Member, Advisory Board of the Physician Assistant Program. School of Related Health Sciences, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1996-2000.
• Member, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Cross Functional Team, 1998-1999.
• Member, Physicians Speakers' Bureau, Illinois Foundation for Quality Health Care, Multi-City Mammography Pilot Project, 1998-1999.
• Member, Search Committee for Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, 1999-2001.
• Chair, Ad Hoc Committee of the Educational Affairs Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School Reviewing the Family Medicine Clerkship, 2002.
• Member, Ad Hoc Committee of the Educational Affairs Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School Reviewing the Pediatric Clerkship, 2002.
• Member, Ad Hoc Committee of the Educational Affairs Committee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School Senate Tenure Review Committee, 2001-2003.
• Member, Educational Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Clinical Competencies, Chicago Medical School, 2003-2004.

Advising
• Faculty Advisor, Surgery Interest Group, Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, 1997-2001.
• Faculty Advisor, Students' Health Care Project for Underserved Residents of the Humboldt Park Area of Chicago, Illinois, Finch University of Health Sciences /The Chicago Medical School, 1994-1995.

Editorial Activities
• Reviewer for Academic Medicine, 1992.

PAPERS PRESENTED AND PARTICIPATION AT MEETING AND CONFERENCES

• Association of American Medical Colleges, Workshop on Students Evaluations," Panelist, February 2-4, 1989, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
• Association for Surgical Education Tenth Annual Meeting, Poster presentation, "Tutorials Are Effective in a Surgical Clerkship" April 4-7, 1990, Dallas, Texas.
• The University of Chicago, Center for Continuing Medical Education, Panelist, “Current Issues in Breast Cancer Management” October 4-6, 1990, Chicago, Illinois.
• Association of American Medical Colleges, Central Region Group on Educational Affairs, Group on Student Affairs/Minority Affairs Section, Organization of Student Representatives, Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Chair, Panels and Workshops on "Developing Strategies for Effective Evaluation," April 11-14, 1991, Indianapolis, Indiana.
• Y-ME National Organization for Breast Cancer Information and Support, Issues & Controversies," Panelist in Workshops, July 25-26, 1991, Chicago, Illinois.
• Association of American Medical Colleges, Central Region Group on Educational Affairs, Medical Educators: Reaching for the Future, Workshop on "Research in Medical Education," April 9-11, 1992, Lincolnshire, Illinois.
• National Board of Medical Examiners, Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Researchers' Group Meeting, Panelist, November 10, 1991, Washington, D.C.
• Association of American Medical Colleges, Central Group on Educational Affairs, “Medical Educators: Reaching for the Future,” Panelist in Workshops, April 9-11, 1992, Lincolnshire, Illinois.
• The University of Chicago. Center on Continuing Medical Education, Course on "Breast Cancer 1992: New Dilemmas in an Old Disease," September 17-19, 1992.
• National Board of Medical Examiners, Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Researchers' Group Meeting, Panelist, November 6-12, 1992, New Orleans. Louisiana.
• Society for the Advancement of Women's Health Research in Association with the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine of the University of Chicago, "Chicago Women in Academic Medicine and Health Science Roundtable," Panelist, February 2, 1993, Chicago, Illinois.
• Association for Surgical Education Meeting, Thirteenth Annual Meeting, Presentation, "Uniformity of Clerkship Sites Based on Comparison of Examination Performance," April 13-17, 1993, Indianapolis, Indiana.
• Association of American Medical Colleges, Central Group on Educational Affairs, 1993 Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation, "Relationships Among Computer Exam Scores, Multiple Choice Question Exam Scores, and Clinical Performance," Apri1 30, 1993, Rochester, Minnesota.
• Association of Women Surgeons Meeting, "How to Keep a Cool Head While Wearing Many Hats," Roundtable Discussion, "How to Reduce Stress in Your Life," July 15-17, 1993, Oak Brook, Illinois.
• Association of American Medical Colleges, 104th Annual Meeting, Group on
Educational Affairs Eighteenth Annual Session on Innovations in Medical Education Exhibits, “Comparison of Computer-Based and Standardized Patient Examination Scores," November 5-11, 1993, Washington, D.C.
• The University of Chicago Cancer Research Center and the Y-ME National Organization for Breast Cancer Information and Support, Conference of the Illinois Leadership Summit on the Challenge of Breast Cancer, Presentation on "Breast Cancer Education Resources to Start or Supplement a Health Promotion Program," April 8, 1994, Chicago, Illinois.
• The Illinois Leadership Summit, The Challenge of Breast Cancer, The University of Chicago Cancer Research Center and Y-Me National Organization for Breast Cancer Information and Support, "Reaching Underserved Communities: The American Cancer Society, Illinois Division Mammography Demonstration Project - Report from Volunteers, April 18, 1994, Chicago, Illinois.
• Association of American Medical Colleges, Central Group on Educational Affairs, 1994 Annual Meeting, Central Region, Innovations in Medical Education, Poster Presentation, "Comparison of Clinical Knowledge and Professional Behavior Among Matched Students," April 21-23,1994, Chicago, Illinois.
• Association of American Medical Colleges, 105th Annual Meeting, Group on Educational Affairs Nineteenth Annual Session on Innovations in Medical Education Exhibits, Sponsored by the Group on Educational Affairs, "Comparison of Clinical Knowledge and Professional Behavior Among Matched Students," October 28-November 3, 1994, Boston, Massachusetts.
• University of Louisville, School of Medicine, "Breast Lesions, "Continuing Medical
Education Course, "An Intensive Ob-Gyn Review and Update," November 30 - December 3, 1994, Chicago, Illinois.
• American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Inc., West Area, Guest Speaker, Appreciation- Celebration Dinner, November 15, 1994, Chicago, Illinois.
• The Illinois Leadership Summit, The Challenge of Breast Cancer, The University of Chicago Cancer Research Center and Y -Me National Organization for Breast Cancer Information and Support, Panelist, October 2, 1995, Chicago, Illinois.
• Chicago Medical Society, Chicago Surgical Society, and American College of Surgeons, Midwest Clinical Conference, Surgical Perspectives on Primary Care Problems, "Breast Mass," February 7-9, 1997, Chicago, Illinois
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