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Peoria Medical Society



December 1, 2014

                A.J. Cummings, M.D., President, Peoria Medical Society

Alexander J. Cummings, M.D., was installed as 2015 President of the Peoria Medical Society at its annual business meeting held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Weaver Ridge Golf Club, succeeding Frank Russo, M.D. who held office in 2014.

Dr. Cummings attended Oral Roberts University as an undergraduate and received his MD from Medical College of Ohio.  He served his Residency at Henry Ford Hospital, specializing in Emergency Medicine and obtained additional training in aesthetic and regenerative medicine. Conducting many research projects, Dr. Cummings has authored many scientific and medical publications Dr. Cummings has served on the Peoria Medical Society Board for more than a decade in various capacities: Director, Secretary, President Elect, President, Past President, and Delegate and offers a vast working knowledge of Peoria Medical Society organizational history and leadership.

Additionally, Brian Heywood, M.D., was elected as President Elect, and Kerry Hincks, D.O., was elected as Secretary.

The following were elected as Directors: Julia Adams, M.D., Jessica Guingrich, M.D., James Geraghty, M.D., Jennifer Thompson, M.D., and Steve Smart, M.D.


Elected as Delegates to the Illinois State Medical Society were: A.J. Cummings, M.D., Richard Kube, M.D., J. Eric Lomax, M.D., and James Jeffries, M.D.,  

             Elected as Alternate Delegates to the Illinois State Medical Society were: Ray Bertino, M.D., Steve Smart, M.D., Julia Adams, M.D., and Jennifer Thompson, M.D.

The following Appointments were also announced:  Steve Smart, M.D. as Editor and Joseph Couri, M.D. as Chair, of the Peoria Medicine Journal