About Us

John Park, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. John Park was an early leader in laparoscopic colorectal surgery in Illinois. He earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, and completed his general surgery training at the University of Illinois Residency in General Surgery. Dr. Park went on to complete his colon and rectal surgery training at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He is an active teacher on the national and international level and has trained medical students, general surgery residents, colorectal surgery residents and minimally invasive surgery fellows. Dr. Park's interests involve improvements in surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer, with special attention to minimally invasive surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeon (ASCRS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and Warren H. Cole Society.

In addition, Dr. Park is:

  • Board certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery, and General Surgery.
  • Author of multiple publications and book chapters in the field of colorectal surgery.
  • Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Vice-Chair of Surgery and Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery Division at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
  • Associate Program Director of Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
  • Previous President of Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
 

John Park, MD

Medical School
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago

Residency
University of Illinois - Residency in General Surgery, Chicago

Fellowship
Mayo Clinic, Rochester - Colorectal Surgery Residency

Board Certification
Colon and Rectal Surgery
General Surgery

Special Procedures & Techniques
Laparoscopic, robotic and open surgery for colon and rectal cancer as well as benign conditions

Advanced colonoscopy and transanal procedures

Complex anorectal procedures

Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence