William E. Kobler, MD
William E. Kobler, MD is currently a Trustee on the board of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS). His past involvement in the ISMS includes the offices of Vice Speaker and Speaker of the House of Delegates and President of the society. Most recently he served as Chair of the board from 2006-2008. He has been a member of the Winnebago County Medical Society board since 1978 and served as President of the society in 1985.
An AMA member since 1978, he has served as an AMA delegate since 2000. His past AMA activities include service on the E&M Task force and as member and chair of Reference Committee F. He is currently in his second term on the Council on Medical Service and represents the ISMS on the Commission to End Healthcare Disparities.
Dr. Kobler has been a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Illinois college of Medicine in Rockford teaching both students and residents. He serves on the Fit Families Task Force, a group made up of physicians, local Alliance members, the medical school and community organizations, which is working with the public school system to promote healthy lifestyles.
Other community involvement includes prior service as President of the board of Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford, an internationally known boy choir. He is an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where he has served as President and currently sings in several choral groups.
He has participated in the AMA Foundation’s Uniting for the Future of Medicine campaign and is the leader of the ISMS Honor Fund.
After graduating from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Dr. Kobler received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed a Family Practice residency in Rockford, Illinois. After 16 years in the solo private practice of Family Medicine, he is currently a member of the OSF Medical Group within the OSF Healthcare System.
Dr. Kobler resides in Rockford, Illinois with his wife, Carolyn. They have two grown sons and two grandchildren.