June 13, 2016

Michael C. Vidas, M.D.

Dr. Vidas is particularly interested in continued care of sinus patients with minimally invasive balloon sinus surgery and uses techniques including balloon sinuplasty. He also hopes to continue his work in the pediatric population which he started at Children’s Hospital of Illinois.  With the advent of endoscopic sinus surgery, he became trained in this technique in 1983. With the arrival of minimally invasive sinuplasty, Dr. Vidas became an early advocator of balloon sinus surgery. He trained colleagues in Central Illinois in this technique and participated in the initial outcome trials. He even ventured to Utah to lecture to colleagues about the technique. This was somewhat of a challenge as there was not universal acceptance of this new and wonderful technology. ” I particularly like the challenge of this minimally invasive technique. It is very rewarding to help patients feel better with the balloon surgery.”
Michael C. Vidas, M.D.

Dr. Vidas was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. A Lyons Township high school graduate from Countryside, IL, he went to the University of Chicago, graduating with a B.A. in biological sciences.

After completing his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, graduating in 1978 with his medical degree. While in med school, he became interested in Otolaryngology, ENT. “It seemed like the perfect specialty for me: a blend of medical decision making and surgical skills.”

Internship and ENT specialty training followed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Vidas and his wife enjoyed the East Coast experience. They started their family while still in residency. Three of their four daughters were born in Philadelphia, adding to the challenge of residency. Since 1983, he has practiced in Illinois as a board certified Otolaryngologist. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Rhinologic Society. Dr. Vidas is a general otolaryngologist with experience in consulting for the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.



  • 1966-1970 Lyons Township High School, Lagrange, Illinois


  • 1970-1974, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois,
    Degree: B.A. Division of Biology, with Honors


  • 1974-1978, Pritzker School of Medicine
    Degree: M.D.


  • 1978-1979, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Surgery


  • 1979-1980, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania


  • 1980-1983, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania


  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1979
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (MD-022899E), 1979
  • State of Illinois (003-036-066091), 1983
  • State of Colorado (31693), 1992


  • 1980-1983, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Instructor, 1980-1983
  • 1996-2014, University of Illinois College of Medicine
    Department of Surgery, Instructor


  • 1983-1986 Private Practice: Otolaryngology Medical and Surgical Associates
    McHenry, IL
  • 1986-2013 Private Practice: Peoria Ear, Nose and Throat Group
    Peoria, IL


  • 1983 – American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery


  • St. Anthony’s Central – Lakewood
  • St. Anthony’s North – Westminster
  • Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center – Denver
  • Red Rocks Surgery Center – Golden


  • Psi Upsilon Fraternity – University of Chicago
    Sigma Xl
  • McHenry County Medical Society
    Secretary/Treasurer – 1986
  • American Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • ISMS Board of Trustees
  • Peoria County Medical Society
  • (Board Member 1998-; Treasurer 1998; President-Elect 1999; President2000; President-Elect 2001; President 2002)
  • Peoria Mayor’s Task Force on Medical Waste
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    1983-Present – Fellow
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Rhinologic Society, Member


  • Ben Shuster Award – 1992


  1. Ravelo, H.R., Stephenson, L. W., Friedman, S., Chatten, J., Rashkind, W. J.,Vidas, MC., and Edmunds, L.H.: Coarctation Resection in Children with Turner’s Syndrome, J Thoraco.Cardiovasc. Surg. 1980: 80(3) 42 7-30
  2. Keane, W. M., Atkins, J.P., Wetmore, R., and Vidas, M.C.: Epidemiology of Head and Neck Cancer. Laryngoscope 1981; 91(12) 2037-45
  3. Vidas, M.C., Weisman, R.A., and Schwartz, S.: Lung Metastases in the Sinonasal Tract. J Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  4. Vidas, M.C., Wesiman, R.A., and Silverman, D. G.: Serial FluorometricAssessment of Experimental Neurovascular Island Flaps. Arch Otolaryngol. 1983; 109(7) 457-62
  5. Wesiman, R.A., Pransky, S.M., Silverman, D. G., Lyons, K. M., Denneny, J.C.,Vidas, M.C., and Kimmelman, C.P.: Clinical Experience in Assessment of Skin Flap Perfusion by FiberopticFluorometry
  6. Kimmelman, C.P., and Vidas, M.C.,: Tracheostomy in the Morbidly Obese Patient: Problems, Pitfalls, and New Tube Design. Trans. Amer. Broncho-Esophago. Assoc. 1983: 154-6