John White, MD
Chairman, Surgery
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: 847-723-8040
Fax: 847-696-3394


Dr. John White is chairman of the department of surgery of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. After receiving his MD from Columbia University, Dr. White served his surgical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and his vascular fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He then joined the department of surgery at Temple University where he became professor of surgery and director of surgical research. In 1999, he assumed the chair of surgery at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. White continues to be involved in the active practice of vascular surgery and surgical research, with special interests in aortic aneurysms, surgical safety, healthcare delivery, and healthcare guidelines. He has published more than 100 manuscripts, 50 textbook chapters, and edited six books and continues to work as a consultant for the National Science Foundation.


Department of Surgery Mission

The Department of Surgery is committed to providing Medical Students and Graduate Trainees an understanding of the surgical management of disease in a caring, thoughtful manner. The curriculum is structured to provide this education while meeting the six competencies of Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Communication, Professionalism, Practice Based Learning and Systems Based Practice. The use of Best Practices will be an integral part of the learning experience.

The organizational structure of the Department involves multiple surgical specialties (see list) organized at a number of different sites. The ongoing challenge for us in Surgery is to assure that students at these different locations all have similar experiences. This in part achieved in part through the unifying core lecture series, which is attended by all students, and mini-conferences which are held at the different sites.

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