Mark D. Cipolle, MD, PhD, MS

Chief, Division of Trauma-Surgical Critical Care

Critical Care Medicine, Trauma Surgery

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Critical Care Medicine
Trauma Surgery
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Acute Care Surgery, Trauma
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Dr. Cipolle's Locations

less than  km

Services Dr. Cipolle Offers

  • Arterial Line Placement
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Critical Care Ultrasound
  • Dopamine Infusion
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Intubation
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Patient Blood Management Program
  • Thoracentesis
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Ventilator Management

About Dr. Cipolle

Philosophy of care

I am committed to providing care with excellence and love. I also am committed to performing research that will translate into improving the care we provide, as well as, educating the next generation of health care providers.

Why I entered medicine

I came from a family of pharmacists and nurses, and had a lifelong interest in medicine.

Community involvement

I have several medical society memberships with leadership positions, and I am a national member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. We have made numerous charitable contributions to support these societies and fund research grant for the next generations of health care providers.

Personal interests

I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, running, playing golf and listening to sports talk radio.


Augustana College, BA - Biology, 1977

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MS - Physiology, 1979

Post Graduate
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, PhD - Physiology, 1983

Medical Training
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1986


Internship 1987
General Surgery, University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics, Chicago

Residency 1990
General Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Chief Resident 1991
General Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Fellowship 1993
Surgical Critical Care, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis


American Board of Surgery - Surgery
American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care

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