Patsy Loston-Williams, John C Alverdy MD FACS
Dr Alverdy is the Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Surgery and Executive Vice-Chair of the department of surgery at the University of Chicago. He is the director of the Center for Surgical Infection Research and Therapeutics, associate director of the Digestive Disease Research Center Core, and fellow of the Institute for Molecular engineering at the University of Chicago. He has been continuously RO1 funded by the NIH for this work on the molecular pathogenesis of surgical infection and currently carries both an RO1 and R21 grant through 2022. He has trained over 30 postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory over the last 25 years. He is past president of the Surgical Infection Society North America. Dr Alverdy past recipient of the Ravdin lectureship at the American College of Surgery, the 2019 Surgical Forum dedication at the ACS and the Flance-Karl Award from the American Surgical Association for his outstanding contributions to surgical research.
Dr Alverdy attended medical school at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and Loyola University and received his surgical training at the University of Chicago affiliated Michael Reese Hospital. He completed a surgical research fellowship at the University of California San Francisco under the direction of Dr. George Sheldon. Dr Alverdy has an active gastrointestinal surgery practice involving minimally invasive surgery of the foregut including esophagus, stomach and pancreatobiliary tree.