Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD, MEd

Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD, MEd

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

Focus of Work


I specialize in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Specifically, I treat patients with inguinal hernias, abdominal wall hernias, gallstone disease, GERD, hiatal and paraesophageal hernias, and achalasia. I also perform bariatric surgery for weight loss, including laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Academic Focus

My research activities focus on surgical education, including the development of simulation-based mastery learning curricula and the use of operative video-review as a teaching and learning tool. Partnered with the Gastroenterologists at Northwestern, I am also involved in research regarding esophageal physiology, including the use of real-time intraoperative measurements to guide surgical technique and decision-making.


Education and Certification

  • MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2008)
  • MEd: University of Cincinnati, Education (2014)
  • Residency: George Washington University Hospital, General Surgery (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Minimally Invasive Surgery (2014)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, General Surgery (2016)
  • Fellowship: Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, Minimally Invasive Surgery (2017)



Digestive Health Center, Lavin Family Pavilion
16th Floor
259 E Erie St.
Chicago IL 60611