Transplant Surgeon Pejman Radkani, MD, MSPH, Joins Loyola Medicine | Surgical Services, Transplant | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Transplant Surgeon Pejman Radkani, MD, MSPH, Joins Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL – Transplant surgeon Pejman Radkani, MD, MSPH, has joined Loyola Medicine as an assistant professor in the division of intra-abdominal transplant.

Dr. Radkani has undergone advanced training in liver, kidney and pancreas transplants, including living-donor liver and kidney transplants. Dr. Radkani also performs surgeries for liver, bile duct and pancreatic tumors and specializes in minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic techniques.

Many of the surgeries Dr. Radkani performs are complex, but he uses non-technical terms to explain the procedures to patients.

"I encourage patients to ask any question, and I let them ask the same questions over and over again if necessary," Dr. Radkani said. "I try to keep my relationships with patients a little personal, outside the formal physician-patient relationship."

Dr. Radkani earned a medical degree from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran and a master of science in public health from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Radkani completed a residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. He then completed four fellowships in advanced surgical techniques: surgical oncology at Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami Beach; hepato-pancreato-biliary and abdominal multi-organ transplant at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City; minimally invasive hepato-pancreato-biliary and living donor liver transplant at Yonsei University Health System in Seoul, South Korea and minimally invasive hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery at L'Institut Mutualiste Montsouris in Paris.

Dr. Radkani is board certified in general surgery. He sees patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood.

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Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from more than 1,772 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. GMH is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments in a convenient community setting. Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 94 hospitals in 22 states.

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