North Central College - Naperville, IL

Richard G. Norenberg

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1989

Richard Norenberg, now a Life Trustee of North Central College has been on the Trustee Board since 1984, serving as Board Chair from 2001-2004. He received his M.D. from the Illinois College of Medicine in 1959. He further specialized as a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. After 35 years of medical practice in St. Petersburg, Fla.—including appointments as hospital chief of staff and chairman of the department of surgery—he “retired” from private practice in 1998. He has continued to utilize his medical skills in a variety of endeavors, including a sports medicine fellowship; director of the Wound Healing Clinic at St. Anthony’s Hospital; flight physician with Fixed Wing Air Ambulance Company; and preceptor, surgical clinics teaching program at Bayfront Medical Center. He is also a consulting thoracic surgeon at BayPines VA Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fl.