Vivian Gahtan, MD, is professor and chair of the Department of Surgery, which includes 10 divisions: colon and rectal surgery; general surgery; gastrointestinal/minimally invasive surgery; intra-abdominal transplant surgery; oral and maxillofacial surgery; plastic and reconstructive surgery; surgical oncology; surgical research; trauma, surgical critical care and burns; and vascular surgery and endovascular therapy.
Dr. Gahtan is a nationally known vascular surgeon who has held many leadership roles on regional and national levels, including president of the Association of Women Surgeons; director of the American Board of Surgery; chair of the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery; and president of the Eastern Vascular Society. Dr. Gahtan is an author on more than 200 medical journal studies, review articles, book chapters, abstracts and poster presentations.
Prior to joining Loyola, Dr. Gahtan was vice chair for academic development and chief of the division of vascular surgery and endovascular services in the Department of Surgery of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y.
Dr. Gahtan earned her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in general surgery and general vascular surgery at the University of South Florida and an endovascular fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell University and Columbia University.