Dr. Thomas Patrianakos is a board certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty fellowship training in glaucoma. Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Dr. Patrianakos has close ties with many of his patients and the surrounding community.
Dr. Patrianakos graduated cum laude from Loyola University-Chicago with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Sociology in 1996. He then obtained his medical degree from Midwestern University in 2001. He completed his internal medicine internship at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was awarded the Program Director’s Award for Excellence in Medicine. Dr. Patrianakos completed his residency in ophthalmology in 2006 at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he served as Chief Resident during his last year of training. In 2007, he completed a glaucoma fellowship in Boston at the prestigious Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary-Harvard Medical school.
Dr. Patrianakos served as a teacher and assistant clinical professor in the department of ophthalmology at the University of Chicago Hospital and is currently the Chair of Ophthalmology at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. He has frequently presented lectures on glaucoma and general ophthalmology to residents, physicians and patients at local, national and international meetings. In addition to this, he has written many chapters in ophthalmology texts and has published numerous articles in peer reviewed professional journals.
He is a member of many professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, Chandler Grant Society, Chicago Ophthalmologic Society and the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He serves on the board of directors for the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness and is member of the Glaucoma planning committee for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Patrianakos has surgical and admitting privileges at Swedish Covenant Hospital and resides in Glenview with his lovely wife, Leah, who is a physician assistant in Urology and their three sons.
Dr. Patrianakos’ goal is to provide top of the line care to all his patients. He strives to constantly keep current in the art of ophthalmic care and to be an innovator in his field.