After 42 years of medical and community service in the southland area, Flossmoor resident Ramesh Adiga, M.D. is retiring from practicing medicine. Adiga, a vascular surgeon, has been on staff at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest since it opened in 1971.
Over the years, Adiga established a reputation as a top vascular surgeon and served in many leadership and advisory positions at the hospital. In 2011, he received the Advocate South Suburban Hospital Founders Award to honor his exceptional leadership at the hospital and the lasting impact of his service to the community.
Adiga’s deep commitment is exemplified through his community involvement, participating programs such as free stroke screenings and free varicose vein evaluation testing and treatment.
Over the years, Adiga’s expertise has led him toward involvement in many professional roles. At South Suburban Hospital, he held positions as chairman of the Department of Surgery, president of the medical staff and a member of the hospital’s board of directors.
In addition to roles at the hospital, Adiga is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Midwestern Vascular Society, the Clinical Society for Vascular Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He also has been the director of the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory for 24 years.
A graduate of Bangalore Medical College, Adiga completed his first residency in surgery at the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Chicago. He next served as senior and chief resident for surgery and peripheral vascular surgery at the Hospital for Joint Disease and Medical Center, affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Adiga’s final residency in surgical and anatomic pathology brought him to Kingston General Hospital in Canada.