Dr. Harvey L. Echols is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area. He is a proud graduate of Lindblom Technical High School, and he received his B.A. in biology from Monmouth College in 1981. He was a graduate student in the Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP) at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale during the 1982-1983 academic year, and earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1987. While at SIU, Dr. Echols served as both president and vice-president of the local chapter of the Student National Medical Association, and was a member of the Dean's Task Force on Minority Medical Education.
Dr. Echols served his internship and residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and completed his residency in 1990. he was Chief Resident in the Department of Family Practice during the 1989-1990 academic yer. In 1992, Dr. Echols completed a fellowship on Sports Medicine at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.Dr. Echols is a past president of the Cook County Physicians Association, the component chapter of the National Medical Association. He is an appointed clinical assistant professor of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine, The Finch university of the Health Sciences at the Chicago Medical School, and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is a member of the National Medical Association, the Cook County Physicians Association, the American Academy of Family Practice, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American College of Medical Quality. Dr. Echols has previously served as a consulting team physician to the Chicago Rush Arena League football team, Kennedy-King College, and Simeon Vocational Career Academy. He is the CEO and managing partner of Illinios Medical Consultants, a medico-legal consulting firm. As well, he currently serves as a physician adviser for Accretive Health Physician Advisory Services, a nationwide healthcare consulting group.
An accomplished public speaker, who haws delivered lectures on multiple topics, both medical and motivational, Dr. Echols, his wife, Dr. Millicent knight, and their son Matthew reside in Evanston, Illinois.