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Surgery

The Surgical Outcomes & Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) is a collaborative research enterprise between our center and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of SurgeryDepartment of Medical Social SciencesNorthwestern Memorial Hospital and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

SOQIC

The SOQIC faculty-driven research centers on examining and improving the quality and safety of surgical care delivered across the U.S. SOQIC’s research spans all surgical specialties and has a dedicated focus in comparative effectiveness, implementation science and health policy. We offer career development and training opportunities for faculty as well as a federally-sponsored fellowship program for surgical residents.

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Faculty

Balbale, Salva

Balbale, Salva

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

French, Dustin D

French, Dustin D

Professor of Ophthalmology and Medical Social Sciences

Ghomrawi, Hassan M.K.

Ghomrawi, Hassan M.K.

Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatric General Surgery), Medicine (Rheumatology) and Pediatrics

Bio

Dr. Ghomrawi is an experienced health services researcher focused on conducting health services and outcomes studies in surgery that challenge and aim to improve on current clinical practices. He has ... [more]

Halverson, Amy L

Halverson, Amy L

Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal) and Medical Education

Bio

Anal incontinence, Benign anorectal disorders, Colon and rectal cancer, Colon and rectal surgery, Hereditary colon cancer syndromes, Ileal pouch surgery, Inflammatory bowel disease, Laparoscopy

Hu, Yue-Yung

Hu, Yue-Yung

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Pediatric General Surgery)

Bio

Dr. Yue-Yung Hu is a pediatric surgeon at Lurie Children's. In her clinical practice, she sees infants and children with a variety of congenital and acquired diseases. Dr. Hu is also a health servic... [more]

Huang, Reiping

Huang, Reiping

Research Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

Johnson, Julie K

Johnson, Julie K

Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

Bio

Dr. Johnson's career interests involve building a series of collaborative relationships to improve the quality and safety of health care through teaching, research, and clinical improvement. She has ... [more]

McGee, Michael F

McGee, Michael F

Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

Bio

My primary research interests involve integration of novel technologies to enhance the patient-clinician relationship. Anticipated benefits to surgical patient educational enhancements may improve pat... [more]

Merkow, Ryan P

Merkow, Ryan P

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

Bio

Dr. Ryan Merkow is a board certified surgical oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical practice focuses on complex upper gastrointestinal malignancies including pancreas, liver, bili... [more]

Odell, David D

Odell, David D

Associate Professor of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery)

Bio

Dr. Odell is a fellowship-trained general thoracic surgeon. His clinical practice is focused on thoracic oncology, dovetailing with his research interest in healthcare systems and quality improvement... [more]

Raval, Mehul V

Raval, Mehul V

Professor of Surgery (Pediatric General Surgery) and Pediatrics

Bio

Mehul V. Raval, MD, MS grew up in a small town in North Carolina. From a young age he was mesmerized by science and medicine. Dr. Raval completed is undergraduate studies as the University of North ... [more]

Schäfer, Willemijn

Schäfer, Willemijn

Research Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

Stey, Anne M

Stey, Anne M

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Trauma and Critical Care)

Tatebe, Leah Carey

Tatebe, Leah Carey

Associate Professor of Surgery (Trauma and Critical Care)

Tian, Yao

Tian, Yao

Research Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

Yang, Anthony D

Yang, Anthony D

Adjunct Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

Bio

CLINICAL: Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors, Biliary/Gallbladder Malignancies, Thyroid Cancer, Benign Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Nodules<br> RESEARCH: Healthcare Quality Improvement,... [more]

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