CSS President

Welcome to the Chicago Surgical Society!

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Presents Annual Resident Awards

Basic Science Winner

Inhibition of the AIM (Adhesion, Migration, Invasion) Pathway Limits Tumor Cell Metastatic Properties
Melinda E. Stack
, Abhineet Uppal, Sean C. Wightman, Sean P. Pitroda, Go Oshima, Michael Beckett, Nikolai N. Khodarev, Ronald S. Rock, Ralph R. Weichselbaum, Mitchell C. Posner: University of Chicago

Basic Science Runner-up

Cardiovascular responsiveness to vasopressin and a1-adrenergic receptor agonists after burn injury
Ann E. Evans, DO* , P. Geoff Vana, MD* , Heather M. Laporte, BS, Richard H. Kennedy, PhD, Richard L. Gamelli, MD, Matthias Majetschak, MD, PhD *both authors contributed equally: Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine

Clinical Winner

Should we “eat” the cost of doughnuts? There Is No Clinical Benefit from Routine Histologic Examination of Doughnuts at Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer
Jeremy Sugrue, MD
, Francois Dagbert, MD, Jennifer Blumetti, MD, Rajyasree Emmadi, MD, Anders Mellgren, MD, PhD, John Park, MD, Johan Nordenstam, MD, PhD: University of Illinois at Chicago; John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County

Clinical Runner-up

Surgical Teaming Effects on Efficiency and Length of Stay
Marko Rojnica MD MBA, Yifan Feng, Luyi Yang, Daniel Adelman PhD, Alexander Langerman MD SM: University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University

Surgical Education & Outcomes Winner

National Evaluation of the New Commission on Cancer Quality Measure for Breast Cancer
Christina A. Minami, MD
, Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS; Nora M. Hansen, MD, Jonathan B Strauss, MD, MBA, John Hayes, MD; Joe M. Feinglass, PhD, Kevin Bethke, MD, Nicholas R. Rydzewski, BS, David Winchester, Brian Palis, Anthony D. Yang: Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, American College of Surgeons

Surgical Education & Outcomes Runner-up

Implementing a Resident Acute Care Surgery Service: Improving Resident Education and Patient Care
Olga Kantor, MD
, Andrew B Schneider, MD, Marko Rojnica, MD, Andrew J Benjamin, MD, Nancy Schindler, MD, MPHE, Mitchell C Posner, MD, Jeffrey B Matthews, MD, Kevin K Roggin, MD: University Of Chicago, Northshore University Health System


Meeting Registration

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science and Chicago Surgical Society. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Meetings held at:
The Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago
5:45 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Program

RSVPs can be made by fax to 847-954-2367
Phone to 847-299-7355 or email to
Please remember to mark your calendar for CSS meeting dates and RSVP as soon as possible
CSS P.O. Box 2432, Des Plaines, IL 60017

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Incoming president Dr Mark Talamonti thanks President Dr Jeffrey Matthews for a great year


Annual Resident Award for Surgical Research

Congratulations to Ravi Rajaram, winner of the Chicago Surgical Society Annual Resident Research Award for his paper: "Evaluation of General Surgery Patient Outcomes and Resident Exam Performance Before and after the 2011 ACGME Residency Duty Hour Reform." He presented it at the December 4th CSS meeting.

At left: Dr. Jeffrey Matthews, current president; Resident winner Ravi Rajaram, MD and Program Chair Dr. Konstantin Umanskiy

Call for New Members

Please download our membership application under Forms & Info and submit your membership application in time for consideration by the committee this year.

Annual Resident Award for Surgical Research

The contestant must NOT now be a member of the Chicago Surgical Society, but be preparing for or engaged in a career in surgery. The manuscript should be submitted by attachment as a Word document (.doc) and E-mailed to the Program Committee Chairperson of the Society ( by November 1, 2015.

An E-mail acknowledging receipt of the manuscript will be sent to the submitting author. The winner will be notified in time to present the paper at the December 10, 2015 meeting of the Society. The award carries with it an appropriate certificate and a cash prize of $500. Honorable mentions may be granted for one or more other manuscripts at the discretion of the Program Committee.

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Mission Statement

The purposes for which the Chicago Surgical Society is organized are to cultivate and improve the science and art of surgery and to promote education within the medical profession.