Although Dr. Mark Fritz has been in Joliet since 1999, some of the staff has been serving the patients in this practice with his father, Dr. Karl Fritz, since 1988.
He graduated from Maine Township High School South in June, 1985. He was the salutatorian and a Maine Scholar.
He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in December 1987. He was a James Scholar in Engineering and was a member of the engineering honor societies Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi. He was on the dean's list in all 5 semesters he was an undergraduate, and he won the undergraduate mathematics competition in 1987.
He stayed in Champaign for graduate school and earned an M.S. in Mathematics in August 1989. He was given the top teacher award as a graduate student. He then worked for his father, Dr. Karl Fritz, for 2 years before starting medical school.
He attended medical school at Northwestern University starting in August 1991. While there, he was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. He graduated with honors in June 1995.
Dr. Fritz spent one year in a rotating internship at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee. He then spent 3 years of training in Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Fritz has board certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Fritz has been involved with the Will-Grundy County Medical Society (WGCMS) and the Illinois State Medical Society. He was president of WGCMS in 2005-2006 and 2010-2011. He has served on the Governmental Affairs Council at ISMS from 2003 to 2007. He is now on the Council on Education and Health Workforce. He was the Chairman of the Credentials Committee at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in 2007, 2010, and 2011.
Dr. Fritz donates time and resources to several local charities including the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic, the United Way of Will County and several of its partner agencies.
Dr. Fritz also helps coach a mathematics team consisting of the top high school students from the northern half of Illinois. The Chicago Area All Star Math Team competes each year in the American Regions Mathematics League contest the weekend after Memorial Day.
He is also active in a sport called ultimate He retired from playing in 2011, and he now acts as an observer. Since ultimate is a self-refereed sport, there are no umpires or refs. Observers act to resolve disputes between players if there is disagreement on a play. He has also helped with a local youth ultimate camp.
Mark J. Fritz, MD212 N. Larkin Ave. Joliet, IL 60435815-741-0666
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