John J. Park, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Illinois, USA

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.