Wickii T. Vigneswaran, MD, MBA, FACS, FRCSC, FRCS

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran is an internationally recognized expert in the surgical management of diseases affecting the heart, lungs, pleura and mediastinum and a pioneer in the fields of minimally invasive, robot- and video-assisted thoracic surgery, Vigneswaran treats patients with advanced malignant diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma.

He has been a professor at the Loyola University Health System in Illinois, where he also serves as chief of thoracic surgery since 2016. He previously was professor of surgery, associate chief of cardiac and thoracic surgery, as well as director of the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation Division at the University of Chicago Medical Center (2005-2015). Prior to that, he was Associate Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the Loyola University and Stritch School of Medicine (1998-2004). Before 1998, he was the director of thoracic surgery, heart and lung transplantation and lung-volume-reduction surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center.

After receiving his medical degree, he then completed internships in the United Kingdom at Kinston General Hospital and Darlington Memorial Hospital. Multiple residencies in England and Scotland followed, as well as several fellowships in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has practiced at the Children’s Hospital in Denver, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He leads several medical organizations, including the International College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr. Vigneswaran has authored more than 85 articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial review boards of several highly acclaimed medical journals, including the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, American Review of Respiratory Disease, American Journal of Transplantation, International Surgery, Chest, Clinical Investigation, Journal of Surgical Research and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Terms of Appointment: Oct 2019 - Sep 2021