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John Brems, MD, General Surgery, Elgin, IL, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital


General Surgery Elgin, IL

Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreas, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Surgical Director-Center for Advanced Liver and Pancreatic Care

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  • Dr. John Brems is a general surgeon in Elgin, IL and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Advocate Sherman Hospital and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. He received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and has been in practice 36 years. He specializes in hepatobiliary surgery, pancreas, surgical oncology (other than breast), and trauma surgery & surgical critical care and is experienced in endocrine surgery, trauma and surgical critical care, surgical oncology (non-breast), colorectal surgery, and general / gastrointestinal surgery.

Education & Training

  • SSM Health/Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    SSM Health/Saint Louis University School of MedicineResidency, Surgery, 1981 - 1986
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Saint Louis University School of MedicineClass of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1986 - Present
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1989 - 2026
  • AR State Medical License
    AR State Medical License 1989 - 1991
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations



  • Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Spring 2012 Meeting 
    Current Concept Institute/Current Concepts in Joint Replacement, Las Vegas, Nevada - 5/20/2012

Press Mentions

  • Are You at Risk for Stomach Cancer?
    Are You at Risk for Stomach Cancer?July 6th, 2022


  • Fellow, Chicago institute of medicine

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