Expert in Pediatric and Transplant Surgery Joins Loyola University Health System

News Archive March 07, 2013

Expert in Pediatric and Transplant Surgery Joins Loyola University Health System

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Alexander Dzakovic, MD, brings his expertise in pediatric and transplant surgery to Loyola University Health System. He also is an assistant professor in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

His medical specialties include laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, pediatric hepatobiliary surgery, pediatric pancreatic surgery, pediatric surgery and pediatric transplant surgery.

Dzakovic has an extensive list of articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. He is a sought-after speaker, having presented at symposiums and pediatric professional organizational meetings around the world.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg School of Medicine in Germany. He spent part of his general and pediatric surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in surgical critical care. He finished his general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital prior to a fellowship in pediatric surgery at what used to be Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Before joining Loyola, Dzakovic completed a fellowship in solid organ transplantation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Dzakovic sees patients at the Loyola Center for Children’s Health at Oakbrook Terrace at 1S260 Summit Ave, Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen at 15750 Marian Drive and the main medical center campus in Maywood.

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Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.
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