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Advocate Illinois Masonic

Advocate Illinois MasonicAdvocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is a 551-bed teaching and referral center located on Chicago's north side. It is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the top health care systems in the country and the largest fully integrated health care delivery system in Illinois. More than 900 affiliated physicians are on staff; several physicians were named among the top American Doctors in Chicago Magazine. The Center features numerous high-tech diagnostic and treatment resources. Advocate Illinois Masonic is also one of Chicago's busiest emergency care sites and is designated a Level I Trauma Center.

Illinois Masonic Medical Center provides care for North Side Chicago multiethnic, multicultural, socially diversified population. Rotations at our hospital can be rigorous and demanding but at the end of the rotation, you will be highly competent in areas of surgery. Faculty is composed of outstanding clinicians with academic background skills and expertise cover all disciplines of surgery and many fields of scientific investigation. Members of Faculty enjoy teaching and closely supervise residents in the treatment of patients. Structured daily educational conferences are considered a ground stone of the entire teaching program. Surgical training is comprehensive, but each hospital has a unique contribution to provide exclusive surgical experience to our residents.

At Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center you will find:

  • General Surgery services with a large volume of diversified cases, including hepatobiliary, pancreatic, colon, complex hernias, and breast
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery, including Nissen fundoplications, bowel and solid organ resections, complex recurrent abdominal wall and inguinal hernia repairs
  • Level I Trauma Center and Electronic Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Critical Care Fellowship
  • Genito-Urinary Service, which provides the opportunity to learn basic care for urology problems
  • Experienced Cardiothoracic Vascular surgeons, as well as a neurosurgeons and Oncology Surgeons
  • Great attention to new surgical technologies, including intraoperative ultrasound
  • State of Art Endosuites, in O.R.
  • Surgical Skills Lab, including a Virtual Reality system and PROMIS simulator to learn and improve laparoscopic skills
  • Active surgical research that include collaboration with UIC (basic science lab) and our own research program (clinical studies, surgical education and surgical simulation research)
  • Opportunity to interact with residents from other programs on daily basis
  • Administrative offices of the MGH/UIC Residency are located at Illinois Masonic Hospital.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center


Vijay K. Maker, M.D., F.A.CS., F.R.C.S.
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Executive Director, MGH Residency in General Surgery
Richard J. Fantus, M.D., F.A.C.S
Chief, Section of Surgical Critical Care
Director of Trauma Services
Associate Program Director
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Residency

Marek Rudnicki, M.D., PhD, F.A.C.S
Site Program Director
Nikolaos Dallas, M.D., F.A.C.S.
General Surgery

Joaquin Estrada, M.D.
Colorectal Surgery

Michele M. Mellett, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Director, Surgical Critical Care Residency
Director, Trauma Education

Marc A. Adajar, M.D.
General Surgery

Ajay V. Maker, M.D. F.A.C.S.
Surgical Oncology

Mark Keldahl, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Vascular Surgery

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