Trent Proehl, MD, FACS

Meet The Staff | Proehl FamilyGrowing up on a farm south of Peoria, Illinois, Dr. Trent Proehl graduated as valedictorian of his high school class.  He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP).

Dr. Proehl completed his general surgery residency training through the University of Illinois College of Medicine at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has a clinical interest in minimally invasive surgery.  Dr. Proehl performs small incision surgeries such as laparoscopic hernia repairs and laparoscopic appendectomies, among other types of operations. He is also responsible for establishing the sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure performed at OSF Saint James.

Dr. Proehl joined OSF Medical Group in 2004 and is on the staff at OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center. He maintains privileges at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria for patients who may require complex procedures currently not available locally.

As an enthusiastic teacher, Dr. Proehl has been the recipient of several prestigious teaching awards as a surgical resident.  He has worked closely with the School of Medicine to develop a rural medical education program.  Since its inception, numerous third-year and fourth-year medical students as well as surgical residents have rotated under his guidance at OSF Saint James.

In 2006, Dr. Proehl delivered the commencement address for the graduating class of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and he was the recipient of UICOMP's 2007 Outstanding Teaching and Service Award for Community Based Faculty.

Dr. Proehl is married to Dr. Rebecca Proehl, also a member of OSF Medical Group specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics. She is also the lead physician for OSF PromptCare at OSF Saint James.  They have two daughters, Alida and Ava.

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