Juan Bonilla, MD
Juan Bonilla, MD
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Medical School University of Illinois - Chicago
Residency University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Loyola University Medical Center
Practice Locations
Societies & Affiliations
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Academic Surgery
  • Illinois State Medical Society
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    • Chicago Surgical Society
    • Chicago Medical Society
    • Intl Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
Special Surgical Interests
  • STAR [TM] : Small Thoracotomy Aortic Valve Replacement/repair
  • Mini-Maze
  • Minimally invasive mitral: small thoracotomy/port access mitral valve repair/replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation
  • Beating heart bypass surgery: OPCAB: Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
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    ndografts for aortic aneurysms

Dr. Bonilla is Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois. He also is Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. A Chicago native, he attended St. Ignatius College Prep and then the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1989 and continued at the University of Illinois for residency in General Surgery in 1995. During that time he was also a Research Fellow in the Trauma Surgery Department at Cook County Hospital. Dr. Bonilla then completed in 1997 his Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center and subsequently joined Cardiac Surgery Associates, continuing his activities as Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Bonilla has special interest in less invasive approaches to cardiac surgery. Dr. Bonilla is also an active triathlete, having completed the Ironman in Wisconsin as well as numerous triathlete competitions. He also is a competitive master swimmer and runner. He enjoys painting and drawing, and his art is in several private collections. Dr. Bonilla has been married to a beautiful wife for over 15 years and they have three wonderful daughters.