October 25, 2012
Surgeon Joins Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Lake Forest, Ill. – Victor Tsirline, MD has joined the surgical staff at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, specializing in noninvasive surgery. Tsirline is also an assistant professor of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“We continue to expand the noninvasive surgical team at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital with the addition of Dr. Tsirline’s exceptional talents,” said Michael G. Ankin, MD, FACP, FCCP, vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. “Dr. Tsirline’s background includes research at Stroger Hospital and Carolina Medical Center, along with numerous professional publications and presentations focused on hernia repair and laparoscopic surgery, bringing valuable expertise in these areas to care for our patients.”
Tsirline received his medical degree from Rush University Medical Center in 2004 and completed his internship and residency at Loyola University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina from 2010 to 2012. He also holds a master’s degree in computational neuroscience from Northwestern University and holds bachelor’s degrees in biomedical engineering and computer science from Northwestern University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery and licensed in Illinois and North Carolina.
Tsirline has been published extensively in his field of research and presents his findings frequently. His peer-reviewed work has been published as book chapters and in journals such as Annals of Surgery and he has presented to the American College of Surgeons, the Academic Surgical Congress and the American Hernia Society on a variety of topics. He has taught courses related to hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery, bariatric surgery and colorectal cancer, among others.
Tsirline is fluent in four languages—English, Russian, German and Spanish—and lives with his wife and son in Lincolnshire.
“I am delighted to have joined Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s outstanding team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons. We are pleased to offer the most advanced surgical care to our patients,” said Dr. Tsirline. “Laparoscopic surgery is becoming possible in more and more advanced surgical operations, making recovery less painful, reducing hospital stay and eliminating wound-related complications.”
For more information about Dr. Tsirline, please visit his online physician profile.
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About Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is a wholly owned entity of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. The hospital has 700 physicians board-certified in 90 medical specialties, conveniently located in offices throughout Lake County. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is ranked among Illinois’ “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and has been named the Consumer Choice hospital in Lake and Kenosha counties for eight years in a row by National Research Corporation. The hospital operates a Chest Pain Center and the only Radiation Oncology program in Lake County accredited by the American College of Radiology. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is a Magnet hospital, having earned the country’s highest recognition for patient care and nursing and is rated among the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” guide by Working Mother magazine.
Clinical services and programs are delivered at the hospital’s Lake Forest and Grayslake campuses, and at facilities in Glenview, Gurnee-Brookside, Gurnee-Tower Court, Libertyville, Lindenhurst and Vernon Hills. At the main hospital in Lake Forest, exemplary care is provided at centers and programs which include: Cain Family Emergency Services, Hunter Family Center for Women’s Health, Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center, Waud Family Maternity Services and the Center for Advanced Radiation Medicine. For more information, visit lfh.org.
About Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group
Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group (NMPG) is a multi-site physician network with 122 physicians offering primary and specialty care services, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, dermatology, corporate health, executive health, integrative medicine, sports medicine, and travel medicine. NMPG has 25 locations throughout the Chicago area, including Chicago offices in the Loop, Streeterville, Wicker Park/Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview, as well as offices in Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Grayslake, Highland Park, Lake Forest, and Libertyville. All physicians are on the medical staffs of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and/or Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.