Joaquin J. Estrada, MD

Joaquin J. Estrada, MD FACS FASCRS is a double board-certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon
who serves as the section chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the surgical director of the
Digestive Health Institute at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical center in Chicago, IL. Dr.
Estrada is an assistant clinical professor in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the
University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as core teaching faculty at the University of
Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospital Residency in General Surgery.
He has been an active member of local and national professional and scientific societies such as
the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Society of
Surgical Oncology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Society for Surgery of the
Alimentary Tract, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Chicago
Surgical Society, and Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
He is the one of the founders of the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement (MOLA).
MOLA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to working for career advancement,
linguistic and cultural competency, personal wellness and reduced health disparities for the good
of the entire Latino community.
Dr. Estrada’s clinical activities have been funded by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable,
Colon Cancer Coalition, the Retirement Research Fund and Boston Scientific. He has received
over $100,000 in philanthropic grants.
He has been awarded the Advocate Physician Partner’s Innovation Award for his work in
increasing colorectal cancer screening rates. In 2017, Dr. Estrada was recognized for his
compassionate approach to medicine and was awarded the Ramamoorthy Sundaresan
Compassionate Care Award.
Dr. Estrada is the author of more than 50 publications, invited manuscripts, abstracts and
He is a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery and a fellow of the American
College of Surgeons.
Dr. Estrada received his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of California,
Riverside in 1999. He received his MD from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003.
Dr. Estrada completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Los Angeles County +
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He completed a
research fellowship in Pediatric surgery in the Division of Pediatric surgery at Childrens Hospital
Los Angeles. Dr. Estrada completed a clinical fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cook
County Hospital of Chicago.