I was only a surgical intern at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan for 3 months when I saw the plane hit the secondTower less than a mile away on September 11, 2001. For the next 7 days, my fellow surgeons-in-training and I worked non-stop saving lives, and consoling the families of those we could not. It was this experience that lead to the decision to dedicate my life to treating patients in need.
After completing my first 2 years of general surgery training in New York, I finished my remaining 3 years in the University of Illinois – Metropolitan Group Hospital program in Chicago. I continued on to specialty training for an additional year in trauma and surgical critical care at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Since finishing my training in 2007, I have focused my practice in general surgery and trauma. Recently, I have expanded my practice to include robotic surgery, allowing for a more precise minimally invasive surgical technique with the potential for minimizing the amount of incisions required for a safe, effective operation. In 2013, I created the Alpha Omega Surgicalists, a division of the Precision Surgical Group, which focuses on acute care surgical needs of the community. I am also the president of the Mario Adajar, M.D. Foundation, which provides charity services to those individuals who cannot afford elective surgical procedures. I am commited to offer the highest quality of service to the community of Chicago through these organizations.