Welcome to the Chicago Surgical Society!

Welcome to another year of great presentations at Chicago Surgical Society monthly meetings. We will be starting off the year with the Bevan lecture on October 13, 2016 presented by Dr. Bruce Gewertz, former CSS president, with "The Best Medicine": Leadership lessons that make a difference in your life and work. Following on November 3, 2016 we will have an event arranged by our Young Surgeon’s committee. Remember to submit your resident abstracts in time for our Resident Awards at our December 8, 2016 meeting.

On January 5, 2017, we will have Peter Butler, MD; Howard B. Chrisman, MD and Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD presenting on "Different Perspectives on Changes in the Healthcare Environment". Our Great Debates will be on February 2, 2017 and our Greeley lecture on April 6, 2017. We will hear from Dr. Loretto Glynn, CSS president, on May 4, 2017 for her presidential lecture at our annual business meeting. Please mark your calendars for these dates as it’s going to be an amazing year!

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 8, 2016

Program Committee Presents
Annual Resident Awards

Outcomes Winner
"Survival in DCIS Patients Undergoing Surgery versus Patients Not Undergoing Surgery"
Singh P, Miller M, Wang C, Winchester DJ, Pesce C, Barrera E, Yao K
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Northshore University Health System, Evanston, IL

Basic Science Winner
"Combining Targeted Immunotherapy with Checkpoint Blockade Inhibits Formation of Colorectal Liver Metastases"
N. Kunda MD, G. Qiao PhD, J. Qin MD PhD, B. Prabhakar PhD, A. Maker MD
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology; Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Illinois at Chicago. University of Illinois at Chicago Metropolitan Group Hospitals General Surgery Residency Program, Chicago, IL.

Clinical Winner
"Educating Surgeons May Allow for Reduced Intraoperative Costs for Inguinal Herniorrhaphy"
Yalini Vigneswaran MD, John G. Linn MD, Matthew Gitelis BS, Joseph P. Muldoon MD, Brittany Lapin MPH, Woody Denham MD, Mark Talamonti MD, Michael B. Ujiki MD
Department of Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL Department of Surgery, University of Chicago

Clinical Runner-up
"Have sphincter-sparing anal fistula repair outcomes improved over time?"
Jeremy Sugrue MD, Saleh Eftaiha MD, John Park MD, Herand Abcarian MD, Slawomir Marecik MD, Vivek Chaudhry MD, Anders Mellgren MD, PhD, Johan Nordenstam MD, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery; Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery


Meeting Registration

NEW THIS YEAR: Register Online
or Download registration form

RSVPs can be made by fax to 847-954-2367
Phone to 847-299-7355 or email to chicagosurgical@gmail.com.
Please remember to mark your calendar for CSS meeting dates and RSVP as soon as possible.

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

View all 2016-2017 meeting dates


Application for 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 abstract should be submitted by attachment as a Word document (.doc) and E-mailed to the Program Committee Chairperson of the Society (chicagosurgical@gmail.com) by October 15, 2016.

An E-mail acknowledging receipt of the abstract will be sent to the submitting author. The winner will be notified in time to present the paper at the December 8, 2016 meeting of the Society. The award carries with it an appropriate certificate and a cash prize of $500. Multiple categories of abstracts may each win a cash prize. Honorable mentions may be granted for one or more other manuscripts at the discretion of the Program Committee.

Download complete information as a PDF document.

Annual Resident Award for Surgical Research Winner

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.

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.