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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, is a teaching, research and tertiary care hospital and Level I trauma center and among the largest hospitals in the Chicago area. Was originally founded in 1897. Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital is one of the most comprehensive providers of pediatric care in the state. It is the only children's hospital in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago, and serves as a major Midwest referral center for infants and children, especially for complex illnesses and chronic conditions.

645-bed hospital and medical staff of physicians, dentists and other professionals who have distinguished themselves throughout Chicagoland as clinicians, teachers, researchers and leaders in the health care industry 1,016 physicians representing 51 specialties and subspecialties Affiliated with several area medical schools, and is one of the largest non-university training centers for primary care physicians in Illinois and Sixth largest hospital in the Chicago metropolitan area. Lutheran General is the most nationally distinguished hospital in Illinois:

Recognized nine times as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country and one of the top 15 major teaching hospitals in the nation by Solucient's national Benchmarks for Success study.

Among U.S. News & World's Report's top 50 in the country for its medical excellence and advanced treatment capabilities in various specialties. Ranked as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation for quality of care following a two-year study by Consumer's Checkbook, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit consumer education organization. Selected as one of only 12 newborn intensive care units in the country to participate in the nation's first advanced collaborative quality initiative. Community Commitment and Philanthropy Community outreach programs include many wellness offerings, health fairs, screenings and lectures provided free throughout the year.

Advanced Technology

  • First in the world to install a pediatric computed tomography (CT) suite utilizing the innovative Philips Ambient Experience technology.
  • One of Chicagoland's most comprehensive robotic-assisted surgical program for cardiac, general surgery, urology and pediatric procedures.
  • First hospital in the state to offer the revolutionary intra-operative MRI treatment of brain tumors. Features a fully integrated surgery suite with telemedicine capabilities Electronic intensive care unit (eICU") monitoring offers patients around-the-clock, real-time audio and video monitoring of ICU patients from one central command center.
  • Operates one of the most sophisticated imaging centers in the United States along with state's largest hyperbaric treatment center to treat a diverse array of health conditions including nonhealing wounds associated with diabetes, chronic bone infections and radiation tissue damage.


Lewis Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Site Program Director, Department of Surgery
Vascular Surgery
John V. White, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chairman, Department of Surgery 
Vascular Surgery
John Park, M.D., F.A.C.S. 
Colorectal Surgery
Robert Weisman, M.D., FACS. 
Colorectal Surgery

Deborah Loeff, M.D., FACS.
Pediatric Surgery

Marin Marinov, M.D.
General Surgery and Trauma

Dr. Sanja Nikolich, MD
Trauma and Critical Care

Dr. Heidi Memmel, MD
Breast Surgery

Robert Sulkowski., M.D., F.A.C.S.
General Surgery

Scott Peckler., M.D., F.A.C.S.
General Surgery

Ivaylo Mitsiev., M.D., F.A.C.S.
General Surgery

University of Illinois
Metropolitan Group Hospitals Residency in General Surgery
Department of Surgery
836 W. Wellington, Room 4807
Chicago, IL 60657

Telephone: 773-296-5347
Fax: 773-296-5570

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