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2007: Surgeon Joins Vascular & Interventional Program
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Surgeon Joins Vascular & Interventional Program

Interdisciplinary Program Offers Patients Dual Consultations in Single Visit

WINFIELD, Ill., October 23, 2007—Joseph R. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., an experienced vascular surgeon, has joined the staff of Central DuPage Hospital (CDH). He is working alongside Nilesh Patel, M.D., interventional radiologist and medical director of the Vascular Interventional Program of Central DuPage Hospital.

“Our patients now will have the expertise of two talented professionals with separate, but complimentary expertise to assess their condition,” said Mike Vivoda, vice president. “In one office visit, a patient can learn about his or her surgical and less invasive treatment options. It’s all explained to the patient and the best course of treatment can be determined by the patient and his or her physicians.”

Common conditions that can be treated in this program are non-cardiac circulatory problems, including lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD), carotid artery disease, aneurysms of the aorta and other arteries, varicose vein as well as other vein disease and dialysis access.

Dr. Schneider’s experience includes currently serving as professor of surgery at Northwestern University Medical School. He received his bachelor’s degree at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and his medical degree from University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Schneider completed his surgical residency as chief resident from the University of Minnesota; he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota; and he completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Stanford. Dr. Schneider has held privileges at several Chicagoland hospitals, including Lake Forest Hospital and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare’s Evanston Hospital, Highland Park Hospital and The Glenbrook Hospital.

An accomplished surgeon, teacher and researcher with more than 25 years of experience, Schneider also has reviewed for and has been published in a number of well-respected medical journals, including: Journal of Vascular Surgery, JAMA, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery (Torino), European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery, American Journal of Surgery, and Surgery and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the world’s leading journal in his specialty. He has received numerous awards for teaching both medical students and residents at Northwestern University. 

Schneider is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, The Society of University Surgeons, and he is a Distinguished Fellow of The Society for Vascular Surgery. He also serves as a fellow of The American College of Surgeons and is a member of The Association for Academic Surgery, Chicago Surgical Society, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, American Venous Forum and Association for Surgical Education. 

The Vascular and Interventional Program (VIP) at Central DuPage Hospital

The VIP is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of Interventional Radiology, Vascular Surgery and other specialty care consultants that bring physicians together to provide comprehensive care to patients suffering from non-cardiac circulatory problems of the arteries or veins. Therefore, the patients call a single phone number to be seen in a single office to have access to the full range of these services. Patients also are offered comprehensive outpatient non-invasive vascular laboratory services. The program specialists also provide other non-invasive medical diagnostic and treatment options for cancer and non-vascular disorders. The VIP can be reached directly at (630) 933-4487. 

About Central DuPage Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized 361-bed facility located in Winfield, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago. It is the third most active hospital in Illinois performing total joint replacements. CDH is a leading center for surgical innovations and was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery with bio-engineered bone protein and was the first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in DuPage County.

Recently, CDH was recognized by U.S. News & World Report on the list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category.

The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4234 (4CDH).

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