Dr. Pastika completed his Gastroenterology training at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. He did his Hepatology training at the University of Chicago, learning to care for patients with hepatitis, cirrhosis, and other liver disorders including liver transplantation patients. He took a leadership role during his Internal Medicine Residency at Lutheran General where he served as a Chief Resident. He is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His undergraduate degree in biology was completed at Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Pastika is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
He serves as a Director of the GI lab at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington where he has worked since 1994.
Dr. Pastika's interests include diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy for diseases of the stomach, liver, pancreas, small intestine and colon, including GERD, ulcers, hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer as well as screening tests for colon cancer.
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Degree earned: DO)
Lutheran General Hospital - Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology - Lutheran General Hospital (ACGME accredited)