John Sutyak, MD

General Surgeon, Director, Southern Illinois Trauma Center
General Surgery
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    About me

    Dr. John P. Sutyak is Medical Director for the Southern Illinois Trauma Center. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and completed a research fellowship in immunology at Brigham and Womens Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston.

    Prior to joining SIU, Dr. 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. He 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, Dr. Sutyak is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and serves on the 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.

    Dr. Sutyak has interests in trauma/critical care, minimally invasive surgical techniques and medical education. He has published numerous journal articles, educational materials and books chapters.

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    Education & training

    Department of Surgery
    Medical Director, Southern Illinois Trauma Center
    Board Certifications
    Critical Care Surgery
    General Surgery
    Medical School
    Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
    University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH - General Surgery
    Brigham and Womens Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - Immunology


    Clinical locations


    SIU General Surgery

    747 N. Rutledge Street Springfield, IL 62702 2nd floor
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    Hospital privileges

    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
    • Memorial Health, Springfield IL


    Research Interests
    Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, and Medical Education