Jill Wirth

Jill Wirth M.D. ‘99
wirthAfter earning her bachelor of science degree from QU in 1999, Jill Wirth went on to medical school at SIU-Springfield, ultimately earning her M.D. in 2005.  The years to follow included residency training in family medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria as well as a one year sports medicine fellowship at SIU-Quincy.   It was this fellowship that brought her back to the Quincy community where she was able to participate in the medical care of our own Hawk athletes.

Currently, Wirth is a sports physician and family physician for Methodist Medical Group in Peoria, Illinois.  As a family physician, she specializes in pediatric and adolescent medicine but treats patients of all ages.  In addition, Wirth volunteers her services to East Peoria High School and Eureka College where she serves as the on-site physician for many of the schools’ sports teams.  Wirth can also be seen on Peoria’s local NBC affiliate as part of a bimonthly segment entitled “Sports Doc” in which she and a colleague discuss various sports medicine topics.

In her free time, Wirth enjoys gardening, baking, playing softball and playing volleyball.  She resides in Washington, Illinois with her cat, Buddy.

(Originally published in August 2011 QUniverse)