Michael G. Victor, DO, JD

Michael Gary Victor

Title: 1) Emergency Medical Physician and Retired Clinical Professor  2) Assitastant Professor
Company: University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg College of Medicine
Location: Inverness, Illinois, United States

Michael Gary Victor, DO, JD, a Retired Emergency Medical Physician and previous Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in emergency medicine, medical law and higher education.

Exhibiting a diversified career trajectory, Dr. Victor has delved into several professions throughout his longstanding career, including in emergency medicine, law and academia. Determined to enter the health care industry, he received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1971 and completed a fellowship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Equally interested in medical law, he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1980, whereupon he was admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Likewise, Dr. Victor was also admitted to practice medicine in the State of Illinois, and holds certifications from the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Law in Medicine.

At the inception of his career, Dr. Victor served Medical Emergency Services Associates S.C. between 1974 and 1996, during which time he served as an emergency medicine physician for myriad hospitals, as well as a department director and chief of emergency medicine. After receiving his law degree, he served of counsel on behalf of Bollinger, Rubery and Garvey from 1980 to 1999, during which time he focused his attention on medical malpractice and personal injury. Likewise, Dr. Victor was a consultant in law and medicine. Lending his time to academia, he earned distinction as an assistant professor in emergency medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine from 1982 to 2002. Concurrent to these prominent roles, he excelled as the president of Advocate Advisory Services, a leadership consultant at Lee Hecht Harrison, and a medical director and physician advisor at United Healthcare, for which he dedicated his expertise to Medicare denial appeals. Most recently, Dr. Victor served as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois, retiring in 2019.

Demonstrating unmatched versatility in his profession, Dr. Victor has contributed to several publications, including co-authoring the second edition of “Risk Management Principles and Commentaries for the Medical Office” and “The Defense of Lead Poisoning Claims,” as well as articles for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Medical Trial Technique Quarterly and the Journal of Trauma and Critical Care. Recognized as a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Legal Medicine, Dr. Victor is a past president of the Illinois chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a former board governor of the American College of Legal Medicine, a past representative to the Council of Affiliate Societies and a member of the Chicago Academy of Law and Medicine, among other organizations.

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