Christopher Lawrance, MD

Cardiac Surgeon
Cardiothoracic Surgery
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    About me

    Dr. Chris Lawrance is a cardiac surgeon with the SIU Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Lawrance specializes in treating patients with heart failure and has an interest in mechanical circulatory support and ventricular assistive devices. He is experienced in engaging a patient's entire care team to plan for the best possible outcome. Since Dr. Lawrance joined SIU Surgery, he has been able to implement both mechanical heart pump procedures as well as ECMO at both Springfield hospitals for patients in heart and/or lung failure. This capability enhances Springfield’s status as a regional hub for advanced and complex care. 

    Read about one of his cases here.


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    Education & training

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
    Board Certifications
    General Surgery
    Medical School
    SIU School of Medicine
    General Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

    Clinical locations


    SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery

    747 N. Rutledge Street Springfield, IL 62702 4th Floor
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    Hospital privileges

    • Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL
    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
    • Memorial Health, Springfield IL