Joe Ross, MD, associate professor of clinical family medicine, has been named the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians 2022 Physician of the Year. He was selected based on input from his colleagues, peers and patients.
Dr. Ross is the first family medicine physician from Rockford to receive this honor and he’s the first from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford to receive this award.
This award recognizes Dr. Ross’ commitment to family medicine, his service to his patients and the Rockford community and his service as a role model to students and residents.
Ross is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, in Maywood, Ill. He completed his family practice residency at the former Rockford Medical Education Foundation, known today as the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford Family Residency Program. He also completed his faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University’s Office of Medical Education Research and Development.