Dr. Chandra Hassan

Dr. Hassan is an accomplished medical professional with a background in bariatric surgery and a strong commitment to volunteer work and medical education. Here’s a summary of his professional and personal background:

Dr. Hassan serves as the Director of Bariatric Surgery and an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of General, Minimally Invasive, and Robotic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He previously worked as the Medical Director in the Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Hassan obtained his Medical degree from Stanley Medical College, University of Madras, India.  He furthered his education in the UK, where he earned the FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England) qualification.  Afterward, he completed a surgery residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Yeshiva University, in New York. He then pursued a Fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Danbury Hospital/Yale University.

Dr. Hassan has a long history of volunteering, dating back to his college days.His volunteer work includes raising awareness about blood donation and organizing donation camps. He has also been involved in health screening programs for tribal people in remote hilly areas of southern India, specifically in the western Ghat mountains. Dr. Hassan’s commitment to volunteerism extends beyond his local community, as evidenced by his involvement in various international medical missions. 

 Dr. Hassan is dedicated to curriculum development and teaching in the field of bariatric surgery. He actively participates in the education and training of bariatric surgery fellows and general surgery residents, contributing to the development of future medical professionals in his field.

In July 2022, Dr. Hassan traveled to Odesa and provided training in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to the public. He also conducted hands-on training in surgical emergency airway techniques for EMT staff. Dr. Hassan shared his expertise in “care under fire” techniques with active-duty soldiers at a military base. He collaborated with organizations like MedGlobal to offer surgical training to military surgeons in Kyiv, Lviv, and northwestern Syria following an earthquake earlier in the year. 

Dr. Hassan’s combination of clinical expertise, commitment to volunteer work, and dedication to medical education make him a well-rounded and impactful figure in the field of surgery and medical humanitarian efforts.