Leela Prasad, MD, FACS, FASCRS (1944-2016)
One of the pioneers in the field of robotic colorectal surgery in Chicago, Dr. Leela Prasad earned his medical degree at Guntur Medical College in India and completed his general surgery residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He went on to complete his colon and rectal surgery training at Cook County Hospital as well. Dr. Prasad was 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. His interests involved improving the surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer, with special attention to minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Prasad was a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeon (ASCRS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
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He will be greatly missed but never forgotten!
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