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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the 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 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.