Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pappas' Expertise in GI Surgical Oncology Benefits Loyola Patients

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Sam G. Pappas, MD, FACS, has brought his expertise in surgical oncology to Loyola University Health System. He also is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Section Head of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology.

His medical interests include surgical treatment of pancreas, liver, stomach, bile duct and esophagus cancers. He also is a leading expert in robotic surgery for patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

In addition to his surgical skills he is a renowned researcher and teacher having been an invited lecturer and presenter at medical conferences around the world. He has authored numerous articles, several book chapters and edited a book pertaining to surgical oncology. His research has been published in scholarly journals including the American Journal of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, International Journal of Surgical Oncology, Journal of the American College of Surgeons and Surgery.

He is affiliated with several professional societies. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Pancreatic Association, the Central Surgical Society, the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group and National Surgery Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project.

Before joining Loyola, Pappas was on the faculty of Medical College of Wisconsin. He earned his medical school degree from Rush Medical College and completed his residencies in general surgery at Finch University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago and Northwestern Memorial Hospital of Northwestern University. He also completed a basic science surgical oncology research fellowship at Northwestern during his residency. His clinical surgical oncology fellowship was at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Pappas sees patients at the Loyola Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, located on the main campus in Maywood. To make an appointment, please call 888.LUHS.888 (888-574-7888) or visit loyolamedicine.org.

For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313 or (708) 417-5100.

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 one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.