Dr. John P. Sutyak has joined the faculty at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as associate professor of surgery as well as associate director for the Southern Illinois Trauma Center (SITC). His interests are trauma/critical care, minimally invasive surgery and medical education.
Note: Sutyak became SITC medical director in April 2004. A partnership of Memorial Medical Center, St. John's Hospital and SIU, the Level 1 trauma center began providing trauma care for west central and southern Illinois in 1999.
Prior to joining SIU, Sutyak was a faculty member of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J.
Sutyak received his bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa. (1981) and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia (1983) through a combined B.S./M.D. program. He completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (1990) and completed a research fellowship in immunology at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School in Boston (1986-88).
Sutyak is certified by the American Board of Surgery with added qualifications in surgical critical care. He also has certification as an instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support from the American College of Surgeons. In addition, Sutyak is both a fellow of and serves as continuing post-graduate course faculty for the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of several other national organizations, including the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Association of Academic Surgeons, the Association for Surgical Education, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and the Association of General Surgeons. Sutyak has authored numerous journal articles, educational materials and book chapters.