DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD

2010 GRANDUATION CEREMONY - JUNE 6, 2010

 

Randall E. Rhodes, M.D.

 

 

 

Dr. Randall E. Rhodes is a 1978 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, where he excelled both academically and in sports.  He was class salutatorian, member of the National Honor Society, and Captain of the basketball team where he became a 1,000 point scorer, with 1,043 career points.  In Track & Field he was Team Captain and State Finalist in the triple jump and Susquehanna Valley Conference high jump champion.  He was selected SCA Scholar Athlete in 1977 and 1979.

 

In 1982, Randy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bloomsburg University graduating Summa Cum Laude, and in 1983 was accepted to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine.  While attending medical school, he joined the United Sates Air Force, agreeing to serve three years of active duty upon completion of his internship and residency.  In 1987 he graduated first in his class from the Milton S. Hershey Medical School and received the Nurick Achievement Award.

 

In 1988, Randy began his Radiology residency at Duke University, one of the most rigorous and selective programs in the country.  During his residency at Duke University he distinguished himself again by being chosen Chief resident and was the recipient of the Yeater Memorial Award and co-authored several professional research papers, which are still cited in medical journals today.

 

After completing his Radiology residency from Duke University in 1992, Randy and his family moved to Travis Air Force Base in California.  There he served as the Chief of Thoracic Radiology at the David Grant Medical Center, where he achieved the rank of Major, and was twice selected “Faculty Teacher of the Year.”

 

Upon leaving the military, he and his family moved to Illinois where he joined a private practice, Rockford Radiology Associates.  He is now a senior member of that practice, serving two area hospitals teaching radiology to medical students, and is also Chief of Imaging for the Rockford Health System.

 

He has been married to the former Barbara Ann Koslosky for 27 years, and they

are proud parents of two sons and a daughter; Jason, Ryan and Tessa.