John C. Alverdy, MD, performs a wide variety of complex minimally invasive and open gastrointestinal surgical procedures with decades of experience in the field. Dr. Alverdy is nationally recognized for introducing several new operations into the field, including minimally invasive pancreatic surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgery for disorders of the foregut including the esophagus and stomach. Dr. Alverdy is one of the University of Chicago Hospitals’ most accomplished critical care surgeons and serves as the director for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity Program.
In addition to his strength as a clinician, Dr. Alverdy has an active research lab. He has been awarded several research grants for his breakthrough work into the pathophysiology of GI disorders. He is respected for his excellence as an instructor, having won numerous teaching awards.