Faran Bokhari, MD, Trauma Chairman
1900 W. Polk St. Rm 1300Chicago, IL 60612
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County houses one of the largest Departments of Trauma and Burn Surgery in the United States. It was also one of the first comprehensive trauma units conceived. Continuing the trend of medical innovation we are now one of few Trauma, Burn and Rehabilitation departments in the nation. This collaboration Troffers a comprehensive continuum of care for all critically injured patients. Our multi-discipline approach sets the expectation for clinical excellence.
Our patient population is unique and our skill set is unmatched. “To whom much is given, much shall be required”, we have accepted that it is our responsibility to share our wealth of knowledge and experience with medical personnel of all levels. Teaching courses such as Stop the Bleed, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Advanced Burn Life Support, ASSET and TNS cover the gamut of educating everyone that may encounter our patients before we do.
Our continuum of care is a full circle approach that starts in the community and ends in the community. The patient is cared for by the same team of physicians from their initial encounter in the resuscitation area throughout their hospital stay. After healing our patients at discharge, our patients are offered mental and emotional support through programs like Healing Hurt People and our Burn support groups.
Saving lives is our business and our continued investment in education, training and research will optimize our chances of saving more and more lives.