Dr. Richard Fessler joins Lawrence University Board of Trustees — 5 key notes

Laura Dyrda -   Print  |

Richard Fessler, MD, was elected to the Lawrence University Board of Trustees, according to a Winnetka Talk report.

Here are five things to know:


1. Dr. Fessler's term on the board will begin July 1. His term on the board of trustees will last three years.


2. Dr. Fessler is currently a surgeon at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He previously served as the vice chair of neurosurgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and was medical director of the Neuro Spine Intensive Care Unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.


3. Throughout his career, Dr. Fessler has pioneered several procedures. He was among the first to implant human embryonic stem cells into a patient with spinal cord injury and also one of the first to perform minimally invasive scoliosis surgery.


4. Twice Dr. Fessler performed spine surgery for NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.


5. Dr. Fessler earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago.


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