Advocate Health Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Stroink, MD, of Bloomington, Ill., as medical director of neurosurgery, effective January 15, 2014.
In this new role, Dr. Stroink will oversee and lead the medical management and health outcomes performance for neurosurgery services across the Advocate system. In addition to developing a strategic plan for the service line, she will serve in a leadership role to coordinate neurosurgical activities at Advocate hospitals.
“With more than 28 years of leadership experience in the field, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Stroink to our team,” said Terry Guymon, Advocate’s executive director of neurosciences. “She brings expertise in shaping a strategic vision for neuroscience growth in our changing health care landscape.”
Dr. Stroink will continue to see patients and will remain fully engaged in her active practice with Central Illinois Neuro Health Sciences in Bloomington.
“This as a wonderful opportunity to partner with the largest health care system in the state and to be able to network with the more than 30 neurosurgeons on their medical staff,” Dr. Stroink said. “I see this as a real benefit to people here in central Illinois as I work with my physician colleagues to advance the care we provide to our patients.”
Dr. Stroink serves as the medical director of the neuro-specialty unit at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Ill. She also previously headed the medical center’s neurosurgery section in the department of surgery.
Earning her Doctor of Medicine degree at Southern Illinois School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill., Dr. Stroink received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill. She completed an internship and residency program in neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Stroink is board certified in neurological surgery. She is the co-founder of the Central Illinois Neuroscience Foundation and holds leadership positions in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and is currently Vice-Chair of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies. Additionally, she has been an investigator on numerous clinical research studies and is a highly published author.
Dr. Stroink resides in Bloomington with her husband, Gary Shultz. They have five children.
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