Sherwin Ritz, MD                
Ears, Nose, and Throat

ENT Specialist

119 E. Jefferson St., Morris, IL 60450. 
Contact Us
(815) 941-0400
(815) 941-0493 Fax

We offer pediatric
ENT services

Call 815-941-0400 for an Appointment

At Dr. Ritz's office we recognize that your choice of physician is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. With ear, nose and throat problems, you need an otolaryngologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Dr. Ritz's office every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Sherwin Ritz, MD

  • Dr. Ritz is married and has two children who he loves very much.
  • Dr. Ritz was born in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Sullivan High School in Chicago IL.
  • He obtained a Bachelor's Degree with Honors from the University of IL at Chicago.
  • Dr. Ritz graduated from Medical School at Marquette Medical College of WI in Milwaukee.
  • He did his internship in surgery at Marquette Medical College of WI Affiliate Hospitals.
  • He did his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, where he received the honor of Chief Resident during his senior year.
  • Dr. Ritz was Chief of the ENT Department at the Great Lakes Naval Medical Center.
  • He was the head of ENT Department at Michael Reese Medical Center.
  • He currently has a full time ears, nose, and throat private practice in Morris, IL. 1995-present.
  • He is Chief of Surgery at Morris Hospital.

Memberships include the following:

  • Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Member of American Medical Association
  • Member of Illinois Medical Association
  • Member of the Will/Grundy Medical Society
  • Secretary-Treasurer of the Medical Staff at Morris Hospital 2006 & 2007
  • President of the Medical Staff at Morris Hospital 2008 & 2009

Brenene Brady, M.S. CCC-A

Brenene Brady earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University and her Master of Science degree from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Her work experience includes seven years in a clinical ENT setting in Portland. After her daughter was born she worked on call at many ENT and audiology clinics in the Portland area, until she returned to Illinois in 2004. She then worked one year at a private practice audiology clinic in Bloomington. In July of 2005 she started Morris Audiology and in August of 2013 she moved her office in with Dr. Ritz. She administers testing for Dr. Ritz on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She functions as Morris Audiology on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. As Morris Audiology she does testing as well as fits and maintains hearing aids.

Brenene entered undergraduate studies with the intention of being a Speech Pathologist. After starting the required classes in audiology, she knew her call was audiology and it has been her passion ever since. Another passion is gardening. Growing plants gives her much pleasure as does her relationship with family, friends, and God. She enjoys helping people; hearing is such an important part of staying close to loved ones.

Brenene is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). She earned her Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology (CCCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is licensed to practice audiology by the state of Illinois.

Shannon - Receptionist - 4 years with Dr. Ritz
Erin - Medical Assistant - 3 years with Dr. Ritz
Allyson - Medical Assistant - 1 year with Dr. Ritz
Samantha – Allergy Tech/Dr. Ritz’s assistant – 1 year with Dr. Ritz
Brenene Brady, M.S. – Audiology – 4 years with Dr. Ritz and 25+ years clinical experience
Andrea - Receptionist - 11 years with Dr. Ritz