Loyola Surgery has a long history as an outstanding academic surgery program. In parallel with the missions of the Loyola University Health System, Loyola Surgery is committed to excellence and innovation in clinical care, research and mentorship to define the future of American surgery.
The Department of Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center is a multi-specialty surgical service. The Department is comprised of a number of Divisions, including: General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Intra-Abdominal Transplantation, GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns, Oral Surgery and Dental Medicine, and Surgical Research. In collaboration with the Burn Shock Trauma Institute and the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center Oncology Research Institute, the Department has developed active research programs in burn, shock and trauma injury, health services research, inflammation, oncology, and vascular biology. Research funding is derived from a variety of sources including the NIH. The Department bears the distinction as one of the few surgery departments in the country with 2 NIH- training grants.
Our General Surgery Residency Program is core of our educational program and is comprised of six categorical residents chosen per year. By combining a well rounded clinical experience with academic opportunities, the Loyola program trains the future leaders of American surgery. The Department has Fellowship positions in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Critical Care, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, and Oral Surgery and Dental Medicine. Our Department of Surgery is an exceptional group of clinical and research faculty, trainees, and staff. It is this central core that will allow us to shape the future of academic surgery.
Paul C. Kuo, MD, MS, MBA, FACS
John P. Igini Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery
Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Department Chairperson, Surgery
Director, Oncology Institute
The Department of Surgery is committed to outstanding education, compassionate care of our patients and to further knowledge of medicine, through our research. We intend to accomplish these goals with the highest standards of professionalism, pride, and honor. We will treat no patient with less compassion than another. We will see all residents and students as our future. We will strive to answer the hard questions. We will do all of this because it is our responsibility and lifelong passion.