Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Steven J Stryker, MD

Steven J Stryker, MD

Clinical Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

Focus of Work


My main focus the past 32 years has been perfecting sphincter-sparing approaches for rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. I strive for the dual purpose of both curing the disease at hand, while also maintaining as normal a functional outcome as technically possible.

Academic Focus

Optimizing the treatment of ColoRectal Cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Clinical Focus

I see patients with the entire spectrum of colorectal disorders, from the most straightforward anorectal conditions to the most complex pelvic malignancies.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1977)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), General Surgery (1983)
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic and Hospitals (1985)
  • Board Certification: Colon & Rectal Surgery, Surgery



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