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John Alverdy, MD, General Surgery, Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Medical Center

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General Surgery Chicago, IL

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine

Overview of Dr. Alverdy

I am a gastrointestinal surgeon specializing in minimally invasive foregut surgery of the esophagus, stomach and hepatobiliary tree. I am regularly referred complex re-do surgery of the foregut and including those involving hiatal hernias, achalasia, peptic ulcer disease procedures, etc. I have an NIH funded laboratory that studies the molecular pathogenesis of postoperative infections. I am the executive vice-chair of the department of surgery at the University of Chicago.

Education & Training

  • Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
    Michael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterResidency, Surgery, 1982 - 1985
  • Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
    Michael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterResidency, Urology, 1980 - 1982
  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
    Universidad Autonoma de GuadalajaraClass of 1979

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1983 - Present
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1982 - 2023
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Peer Review and the Quest for Technical Excellence in Surgery—A Lesson in Self-Awareness  
    John Alverdy, MD, JAMA Surgery

Authored Content

  • [Section Head] Is Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences Microbiome Medicine: This Changes EverythingMarch 2018

Press Mentions

  • I Did Not Realize That!: Top 100 LEE011Of This Year
    I Did Not Realize That!: Top 100 LEE011Of This YearJanuary 22nd, 2016
  • Early Evidence Shows That Surgery Can Alter Gut Microbiome
    Early Evidence Shows That Surgery Can Alter Gut MicrobiomeNovember 1st, 2017
  • In Late Post-Surgical Colon 'Leaks,' Finger Points to Microbes
    In Late Post-Surgical Colon 'Leaks,' Finger Points to MicrobesMay 6th, 2015
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Grant Support

  • Pseudomonas'Effects On The Gut Barrier From SurgeryNational Institute Of General Medical Sciences2001–2011
  • Pseudomonas' Effects On The Gut Barrier From SurgeryNational Institute Of General Medical Sciences2010
  • Gastric Bypass Effects On Sleep &Glucose REGNational Center For Research Resources2004–2006

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    Anthem PPO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    BCBS Oklahoma BlueChoice
    CIGNA HMO
    CIGNA Open Access
    CIGNA PPO
    Cofinity PPO
    Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
    Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    HealthLink PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    Sagamore Health Plus
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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