Cardiothoracic surgeon joins Loyola
Dr. R. Anthony Perez-Tamayo
Updated: December 18, 2012 10:58AM
LA GRANGE — Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. R. Anthony Perez-Tamayo said that when he recently joined Loyola University Medical Center, it felt like he was coming home. His father, Dr. Ruheri Perez-Tamayo, was chairman of Loyola’s Department of Radiation Oncology.
“I grew up in this hospital,” he said.
While growing up, Perez-Tamayo lived in Indian Head Park and went to Dundee Community High School, where he was a National Merit Scholar. He has returned to the area and now lives in La Grange with his wife, Lynn, and their two sons.
“I love the western suburbs,” he said. I love the people.”
Perez-Tamayo graduated from the University of Chicago at age 19. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed a residency in general and thoracic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., where he was chief resident. He also completed a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Loyola and a fellowship in surgical critical care at Duke University. During his residency at Duke, Perez-Tamayo also earned a doctor of philosophy in biomedical engineering.
Perez-Tamayo is an associate professor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He comes to Loyola from Stroger Hospital of Cook County, where was chairman of cardiothoracic surgery.
His hobbies include computers, history, music, running and writing. He is fluent in Spanish and also speaks French.
Loyola University Medical Center Campus is located in Maywood.