Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Scott A Strong, MD

Scott A Strong, MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery
Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery in the Department of Surgery

James R. Hines, MD, Professor of Surgery

Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

Focus of Work


Dr. Strong’s practice involves the operative treatment of disorders affecting the small bowel, colon, rectum, and anus. He has a particular interest in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), colorectal cancer, and diverticulitis using minimally invasive and sphincter-sparing techniques. He also has extensive experience with re-operative colorectal surgery for complications and recurrent disease.


Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Iowa (1985)
  • Internship: Michigan State University, General Surgery (1986)
  • Residency: Michigan State University, General Surgery (1990)
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Colorectal Surgery (1992)



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