Dr. Peter C. Rantis, Jr.


Undergraduate Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1986
Summa Cum Laude with High Distinction
1986 Bronze Tablet University Honors
1986 Harriet Long Award from School of Life Sciences

Medical Education

University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Doctor of Medicine, 1990
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Hellenic Medical Society Scholarship Award, 1990
Dr. James D. Majarakis Memorial Scholarship, 1989

Residency Training

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Resident, General Surgery, 1990-95

Fellowship Training

Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, MO
Fellow in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 1995-96


Illinois Medical License, September 1992

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery, June 1996
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, September 1997

Society Memberships

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Fellow, American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons
Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Hospital Affiliations

Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, IL
Attending Staff Member

Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL
Attending Staff Member

St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, IL
Attending Staff Member


Rantis PC, Greenlee HB, Pickleman J. Prinz RA: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Bile Duct Injuries: More Than Meets the Eye. The American Surgeon 59:(8):533-540, August 1993

Rantis PC. Littooy FN: Successful Treatment of Prolonged Superior Vena Cava Syndrome with Thrombolytic Therapy: A Case Report. Journal of Vascular Surgery 20:(1):108-113, July 1994

Rantis PC. Prinz RA, Wagner RH: Neck Radionuclide Scanning-A Pitfall in Parathyroid Localization.
The American Surgeon 61:(8):641-645, August 1995

Rantis PC. Harford FJ. Henkin RE, Wagner RH: Technetium-Labeled Red Blood Cell Scintigraphy: Its Utility in Lower Gastrointestional Bleeding. International Journal of Colorectal Disease 10:(4):210-215, 1995.

Halaby IA, Rantis PC, Vernava AM, Longo WE: Collagenous Colitis: Pathogenesis and Management. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 39:(5):573-578, May 1996

Damore LJ, Rantis PC, Vernava AM, Longo WE: Colonoscopic perforations: Etiology, diagnosis and management. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 39:(11):1308-1314, November 1996

Rantis PC, Daniel GL, Vernava AM, Longo WE: Chronic Constipation: Is The Work-Up Worth The Cost? Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 40:(3):280-286, March 1997

Yoken J, Rantis PC, Vernava AM, Longo WE: Strategies For the Management of Colorectal Cancer Risk In Patients with Ulcerative Colitis. Surgical Research Communications 19:37-43, 1997.