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William Rhoades, DO

Vice Chair of Clinical Sciences; Associate Professor & Chair of Medicine

Dr. William Rhoades received his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He completed his primary care residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and then went on to complete a geriatric fellowship at Duke University. He is board certified by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Rhoades has many years of experience as an academician and has served in multiple leadership roles in this capacity.  He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital as well as Chair of Medicine here at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Rhoades is fully engaged scholastically as a member of multiple national professional and academic organizations and has served on numerous committees both at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and here at the school. He is recognized as a respected teacher and physician and was the recipient of the Teaching Attending Award (ALGH), Heart/Stroke Physician Recognition Award, Top Doctors in the Chicago Metro Area (2001 & 2002), and Advocate Medical Group’s Most Valuable Physician Award.

As a member of the I4C Committee, Dr. Rhoades will assist in the development of an integrated curriculum across varied clinical sites. He will also establish best practices for clinical education of our medical students.