Kenneth J. Printen, MD, completed his internship at Cook County Hospital from 1961 to 1962 and was drafted for military service in Asia region from 1962 to 1964. He then returned to CCH and finished the surgical residency in 1968. He joined the University of Iowa, College of Medicine and rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery (1969 to 1987). He returned to Chicago and became Chief of Department of Surgery, St. Francis Hospital. Since 1987, he was on the teaching staffs at Loyola, Northwestern, Chicago Medical School, and the University of Illinois Metro Residency. Dr. Printen maintained his affiliation with the Army Reserve and retired as a Brigadier General in 1984.