Cichon Named Professor in Loyola Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology
Source Newsroom: Loyola University Health System
Newswise — Mark Cichon, DO, professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine was awarded a joint appointment as professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.
“Dr. Cichon’s joint appointment is a testament to the breadth of his knowledge and expertise,” said Richard M. Gamelli, MD, FACS, senior vice president and provost of health sciences at Loyola. “We look forward to Dr.Cichon’s continued success in teaching and research at Loyola.”
A native of Chicago, Cichon did his undergraduate studies at Loyola University Chicago graduating with a bachelor of science degree in biology. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine - Midwestern University.
After completing a residency in Emergency Medicine and obtaining his Emergency Medicine Board Certification, Cichon has been a practicing clinician in several hospitals in the Chicago and suburban area.For nearly two decades, Cichon has served as Director of Emergency Medical Services at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.
At Loyola, Cichon is responsible for the medical care and direction of the paramedic (pre-hospital) program, the emergency department, the LIFESTAR flight program, the Emergency Medical Services for Children Grant in Illinois, and the regional disaster preparedness program for the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Cichon has published articles pertaining to pre-hospital care, pediatric emergency care, and in his research interests pertaining to biomarker use for the early detection of cardiac injury and developing sepsis.
Cichon serves on the board of the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP) as well as additional national, state and local committees in his fields of interest and in community interests.