Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Division Chief's Message

Welcome to the Division of Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. The division includes the sections of bariatric and minimally invasive surgery, colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, and thyroid and endocrine surgery. Each of our surgeons has specialty training in her or his area of expertise. In keeping with the mission and vision of the Department of Surgery, the division is dedicated to being an academic leader in education and research through its strong partnership with Northwestern Medicine.

We have a passion for education and a commitment to creating a learning and training environment that ensures our students and residents realize their utmost potential. They learn in the evidenced-based, multidisciplinary care setting of Northwestern Medicine, where compassion, empathy, and quality are prioritized. Lastly, innovation and research are integral to the division’s success as a leader with particular interests focused on cell signaling, clinical outcomes, device development, and quality assurance.

Thank you for your interest in our division. We invite you to contact us with your comments and questions.

Scott Strong MD

Scott Strong, MD
Chief, Division of Surgery-Surgical Oncology
Chief, Division of Surgery-Gastrointestinal and Endocrine
James R. Hines, MD, Professor of Surgery