Monday, August 27, 2012

Dr. Jae Sung Cho Named Chief of Vascular Surgery at Loyola

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Jae Sung Cho, MD, FACS, a nationally known expert in the treatment of vascular disease, has been named chief of vascular surgery at Loyola University Medical Center.

Cho comes to Loyola from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where he was chief of vascular surgery at UPMC Mercy and a professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

"Dr. Cho is a nationally recognized authority and innovator in minimally invasive approaches to vascular disease, especially of the thoracic and abdominal aorta," said Paul C. Kuo, MD, MBA, FACS, chair of Loyola's Department of Surgery. "He has a track record as a practice builder among several hospitals in the UPMC system, and has won multiple teaching awards."

Among his teaching awards is the 2011 Henry T. Bahnson Teacher of the Year Award in Vascular Surgery, awarded to the best teacher in the division of vascular surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

Cho earned his BS and MD degrees from the University of California at Irvine. He completed a residency in general surgery and a research fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York state. He completed a research fellowship and clinical fellowship in vascular surgery at Mayo Clinic and a mini fellowship in endovascular surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is board certified in surgery and vascular surgery.
Cho is fluent in Korean.

About Loyola University Health System

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. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At 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 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago 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.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 91 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.