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Education & Training

Overview and Faculty

Thank you for your interest in the Colon and Rectal Surgery resident training program at the University of Chicago Medicine. Our program matriculates highly trained surgeons who excel in the multidisciplinary care of patients with diverse colon and rectal pathologies.

Our ACGME approved 12-month program was established in 2010, and was born out of a visionary resolution to cultivate an exemplary Colon and Rectal Surgery residency program inside the finest academic hospitals in Chicago. The unique inter-institutional organizational structure of the University of Chicago Medicine Colon and Rectal Surgery resident training program includes training affiliations with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and NorthShore University Health System. It brings together renowned academic faculty who are each uniquely suited to guide trainees in both achieving and exceeding the goals and objectives of a distinguished program. Graduates find themselves equally prepared for the rewarding dual clinical and scholarly rigor of academic appointment, or the technical and clinical independence required of a career in private practice.

The full time colorectal faculty involved in training of the resident includes:

University of Chicago Medicine – Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Neil Hyman, MD – Section Chief, Professor of Surgery
Lisa Cannon, MD – Clinical Associate
Roger Hurst, MD – Professor of Surgery
Konstantin Umanskiy, MD – Program Director, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine – Division of GI and Oncologic Surgery
Scott Strong, MD – Division Chief, Professor of Surgery
Anne Marie Boller, MD, M.A. – Assistant Professor of Surgery
Amy Halverson, MD – Associate Professor of Surgery
Michael McGee, MD – Assistant Professor of Surgery

NorthShore University Health System
Joseph Muldoon, MD – Section Head of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor
James Spitz, MD – Assistant Clinical Professor