“Viruses, Vaccines, and Vaccination – Bringing an End to a Global Pandemic”

Event Date: February 18, 2021

Event Time: 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Presenter: Dr. Rajesh Govindaiah

Rajesh Govindaiah, MD, is the Memorial Health System senior vice president and chief medical officer, responsible for administrative and clinical leadership and coordination. He collaborates with physicians, advanced practice providers, trainees, and the administrative/clinical staffs of all health system affiliates to advance the clinical environment. He oversees activities to improve patient outcomes in keeping with the Memorial Health System mission to improve the health of the people and communities served.

A 2000 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr.
Govindaiah completed his internal medicine residency at St. Joseph
Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor in 2005. He joined Springfield Clinic in 2006 and served there as chairman of the department of Hospital Medicine until 2010. He continues to practice clinically as a hospitalist.

Dr. Govindaiah has been actively involved in quality initiatives at Memorial Medical Center and served as co-chair of the Illinois Hospital Association’s Medical Executive Forum. Dr. Govindaiah is an associate professor of internal medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.