Ian Behr, MD, general and endocrine surgeon at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, was recently named one of the 2022 40 under Forty by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.
Highlighting individuals who are compelling, interesting, and “doers”, 40 under Forty honorees are people who have distinguished themselves in their professional field or organization, are engaged citizens, and provide leadership by volunteering their time and talents to community groups and causes.
40 under Forty began in 2008 and, including this year’s class, has honored 240 leaders since then. This year’s class is comprised of men and women representing a variety of industries, including health care, government, nonprofits, finance, education, and professional services. Honorees are business leaders who impact their respective organizations and industries and who positively affect the local business environment.
Dr. Behr, a Rockford native, joined OSF HealthCare in August 2021 and comes from a line of health care workers. His father, Jeff, is an orthopedic surgeon and his mother, Diane, a nurse. His great uncle, Dr. Sam Behr, was also an orthopedic surgeon in Rockford.
“It’s an honor to be named to this year’s group of 40 under Forty and an even bigger honor to care for patients in my hometown community,” he said.