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A Prescription for Parks
Coming soon! CCMS project interns collaborated with the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts to create an interpretive sign describing the health benefits of being outdoors in nature.

Save the Date!
2022 Fall Membership Meeting
  • Thursday, September 8th at 6:00 pm
  • I-Hotel & Conference Center, Alma Mater Room
    1900 South First Street, Champaign

Mark your calendar! Watch for meeting details and registration information coming this summer!

Email: to register or for more information.

**Note: CCMS will follow any COVID-19 safety protocols in effect at the time of the meeting. If circumstances warrant due to COVID public health requirements, the meeting may be moved to a virtual-only meeting and members will be notified in advance of any change.

CCMS 2021 Year-in-Review

Read our CCMS 2021 Year-in-Review which demonstrates that even though COVID-19 continued to present challenges for gatherings, through the leadership of Champaign County Medical Society President Dr. Holly Rosencranz and the Board of Directors, CCMS was able to provide opportunities to its members for learning, support, and networking even while also navigating COVID-19 restrictions.

2021 Physician Champion Award

Champaign County Medical Society presented Dr. Prakash Thopiah, retired Champaign-Urbana cardiologist, the 2021 Physician Champion Award for Community Service at the CCMS Fall Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 9th.

The award recognized Dr. Thopiah's dedication promoting ALS research and his advocacy through the ALS Association for the development of treatments and finding a cure. He made an impact while meeting his own personal challenges with ALS. Dr. Thopiah was genuinely deserving of this award.

The Physician Champion Award was created to recognize physicians who have not only demonstrated a lifetime of physician service to patients in our area, but also have consistently gone the extra mile to use their personal time, enthusiasm, expertise and energy in volunteer outreach through organizations or other volunteer activies in the community, state, or nation. This award was specifically created to coincide with our CCMS Fall Membership meeting traditionally held near the anniversay of the 9/11 terrorism tragedy that brought out the largest outpouring of professional and volunteer physician support our country has ever experienced

Send your nomination to
Nominations should be received in our office by Wednesday, July 7th.


CCMS Newsletter

The CCMS Newsletter is the official member publication of the Champaign County Medical Society and is published quarterly. Material contained in the CCMS Newsletter is copyrighted. For permission to reprint, contact the CCMS office.

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Join the Champaign County Medical Society

Your annual dues commitment keeps the voice of physicians in Champaign County independent and strong while providing benefits that you can take part in locally.

Membership Eligibility
The membership of Champaign County Medical Society is made up of practicing and retired physicians, medical residents and medical students who practice or reside in Champaign County. Out-of-county physicians who are in the same ISMS District but whose county does not have a medical society may be considered for membership. Physicians must hold an MD or DO degree and be licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. Physicians not in clinical practice, but who are employed in research, medical directorships or other positions which do not require a medical license in Illinois, as well as retired physicians with current or previous state license in good standing, are eligible for membership at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has approved a new county membership category, the Associate Member. Associate Members are physicians who have completed a medical degree and residency but who have not yet been licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. Associate members are non-voting members.
Who We Are
The Champaign County Medical Society (CCMS) serves as a common vehicle representing physicians and through which local physicians work together for their own and the community’s good. CCMS is affiliated with the Illinois State Medical Society, the largest professional association representing physicians in Illinois and a trusted source of health policy leadership since 1840.
Benefits to Members

CCMS performs a wide variety of services which often go unnoticed by its physician members. These range from making numerous referrals, responding to inquiries, mediating complaints and serving as a local resource for people interested in finding information about health care.

We support our members by providing meetings that cover important topics of interest to practicing physicians as well as to residents, students and retirees; we sponsor activities that provide an opportunity for colleagues to socialize and network; and we support the UIUC College of Medicine and Carle Illinois College of Medicine through event sponsorship.

Quality Disability Plans Available to CCMS Members. These disability plans are available to you, as a member of the medical society, with up to a 20% premium reduction.

CCMS is active politically in concert with the Illinois State Medical Society regarding legislation that may affect our patients and practices and we provide opportunities to discuss issues with representatives from both sides of the aisle.  


Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • May 4: CCMS Board of Directors Meeting
  • May 7: UICOM Convocation
  • May 15: Carle Illinois College of Medicine Convocation
  • June 26: Carle Illinois College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony
  • July 6: CCMS Board of Directors Meeting
  • August 3: CCMS Board of Directors Meeting
  • September 8: CCMS Fall Membership Meeting

About Champaign County Medical Society

Champaign County Medical Society is a not for profit organization designed and established to promote the health and general welfare of the citizens of Champaign County, Illinois; to protect the rights and interests of the medical profession; to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge as it pertains to all branches of the art and science of Medicine; to bring into one organization the physicians of Champaign County, and to cultivate a true fraternal spirit among them; to operate as a component Society of the Illinois State Medical Society.

2022 Officers
  • Holly A. Rosencranz, MD, FACP, President
    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
    Carle Illinois College of Medicine

  • A.L. Jones, MD, MS, President Elect
    Occupational & Environmental Medicine

  • H. Reed Thompson, MD, Secretary
    General Surgery, Family Medicine

  • April Yasunaga, MD, Treasurer
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Carle Illinois College of Medicine
    Carle, Palliative Care

Board Members
  • Shamim Sadiq, MD
  • Nestor Ramirez, MD,
  • Japhia Ramkumar, MD
  • William Holmes, MD
  • Jennifer Wroblewski, MD, Resident Representative
  • Maria Bederson, Student Representative

Contact Us

CCMS welcomes your questions, comments, and suggestions for improving services to our members. We also serve as a resource for local health care information for people in Champaign County and are available to answer questions for the public.
We can be reached by phone or email. Please contact the office for meeting dates and times.
Send mail to: 1717 W. Kirby Avenue, #240, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-359-9195