CSS President

Welcome to the Chicago Surgical Society!

Young Surgeons Committee

"How do surgeons stay at the top of their game over a 40 year career?"
Brian J. Dunkin, M.D.
John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Chair
in Surgical Innovation and Technology
Houston Methodist Hospital
President of SAGES

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Union League Club of Chicago

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Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science designates this live activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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.