GetAttachment.aspx-6 St. Mary’s Health is pleased to announce Dr. William Millikan, MD has been named CEO of the newly-formed St. Mary’s Medical Group (SMMG), a physician-led, patient-centered organization that combines all four St. Mary’s physician groups into one collaborative team.

SMMG employs approximately 100 physicians in 14 specialties throughout the Tri-State in addition to approximately 50 hospital-based physicians. In his role, Dr. Millikan will work with SMMG Vice President Suzette Hershman to lead the growth and development of SMMG. “Dr. Millikan is exactly the kind of strong physician champion and advocate we need to set the standard of excellence in patient experience and clinical outcomes,” said Hershman. “I’m looking forward to partnering with him to deliver on our promise of providing the most efficient, high-quality, patient-centered care.”

Dr. Millikan brings significant experience and credibility to this new position. Most recently, he served as Medical Director of the Level II Pediatric Trauma Center at St. Mary’s and as a senior partner at Evansville Surgical Associates.

“An extensive search for this crucial position led us to Evansville’s own Dr. Millikan,” said St. Mary’s President Keith Jewell. “He is not only a highly skilled and respected surgeon,

but also a proven leader. We are thrilled to have someone of his caliber guiding this organization to become the model for this collaborative approach.”

Dr. Millikan graduated from Wabash College and Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine at IUMC, he joined in the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

After completing a residency in General Surgery and Trauma at Emory, he was awarded a National Institute of Health sponsored fellowship in surgical metabolism. Millikan stayed at Emory and rose to tenured Professor of Surgery and Chief of Liver Transplantation.

In 1991, Dr. Millikan’s Air Force Reserve Unit was activated to Operation Desert Storm.

As Commander of the 94th Medical Squadron, Dr. Millikan was nominated for the Legion of Merit. Upon completion of Desert Storm, Dr. Millikan joined Dr. G. Tom Shires as his Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Texas Tech School of Medicine. Dr. Shires is acknowledged to be the father of American trauma care. Dr. Millikan became medical director of the first Level I Trauma Center in Texas to be verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

In 1999, Dr. Millikan left academic surgery and joined Evansville Surgical Associates. Dr. Millikan was recruited by Dr. Michael Hoover who had trained with Dr. Millikan at Emory. Since coming to Evansville, Dr. Millikan has been instrumental in developing the trauma program at St. Mary’s. In 2005, St. Mary’s was the first and only hospital in the region to be verified by the American College of Surgeon Committee on Trauma as an Adult and Pediatric Level II Trauma Center. St. Mary’s then developed a collaborative agreement with Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center that allowed St. Mary’s to maintain verification as the only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in the region. This partnership has expanded into a nationally recognized collaborative program.

Dr. Millikan has authored or co authored more than one hundred articles in peer reviewed journals and published more than twenty book chapters. He is a member of more than twenty surgical and scientific societies.