Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
201 E. Madison, Room 237
P.O. Box 19664
Springfield, IL 62794-9664
Telephone: (217) 545-3334
Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, MA, FAAP is the Executive Director of Southern Illinois University (SIU) Medicine’s Office of Population Science and Policy, a research and policy think tank aiming to improve health outcomes in central and southern Illinois.
A general pediatrician, Dr. Vohra is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Humanities. Dr. Vohra completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Chicago. He earned a Master of Arts in public policy at the University of Chicago, a medical doctorate at SIU-SOM, a Juris doctorate, graduating first in his class, at SIU School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts with honors at Northwestern University.
Dr. Vohra has received several honors including a United States Fulbright Scholarship in 2009, 2014 American Medical Association Foundation’s Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award, and was recently named an Edgar Fellow in 2016, one of 40 emerging political and policy leaders in Illinois. Dr. Vohra is a leader in organized medicine, having served on national committees for the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association, as well as on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois State Medical Society and the Chicago Medical Society. Dr. Vohra continues to serve on committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics, its Illinois
Dr. Vohra continues to serve on committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics, its Illinois Chapter, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Sangamon County Medical Society.