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John C. Alverdy, MD

John C. Alverdy, MD

2012 Senior Faculty Scholars

Dr Alverdy is the Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Surgery and Executive Vice-Chair of Surgery at the University of Chicago. He received his surgical training at the Michael Reese Hospital/University of Chicago program and completed a trauma/critical care fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. He performs a wide variety of gastrointestinal surgery involving the upper intestinal tract and pancreas. He is funded by the NIH to study the pathogenesis of sepsis and currently runs a laboratory that studies the microbial pathogenesis of multi-pathogen sepsis. Most recently he has received an NIH grant to study the microbial basis of anastomotic leak. He is the co-PI on a T32 training grant and has trained over 30 postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory over the last 25 years. He has published over 140 original manuscripts and 20 book chapters. Dr Alverdy is a fellow of the Institute of Molecular Engineering and hold patents on novel anti-infective compounds that target virulence expression across a broad spectrum of problematic intestinal bacteria.

2013 Pilot Grant Project: Dynamic Operational Mapping – Annotation for Patient and Family Education