Amy Halverson, MD
Amy Halverson, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine specializing in colon and rectal surgery. Dr. Halverson obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with an emphasis in medical ethics from the University of Utah. She received her MD from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her general surgery residency at The George Washington University and her colon and rectal surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Halverson started at Northwestern University in 2001. She is currently a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and has a particular clinical interest colon and rectal cancer and in anal cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. She is currently the president of the Metropolitan Chicago Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. She is past president of the Chicago Colorectal Society. Dr. Halverson has served on various committees for the American College of Surgeons. She currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Committee on Perioperative Care. Dr. Halverson serves on the NCCN committee for colon cancer screening. Dr. Halverson has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters. She edited the text book, Advanced Surgical Skills for Rural Surgeons. At Northwestern Dr. Halverson developed a program to teach teamwork and communication to all operating room team members. She currently teaches master training courses for AHRQ’s TeamSTEPPS. Dr. Halverson Chairs the American College of Surgeons Advanced Surgical Skills Training for Rural Surgeons course. She is a several time recipient of the Department of Surgery Teaching Award and Feinberg School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Award.
David Odell, MD
Associate Clerkship Director
David Odell, MD is an Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Odell received general surgical training at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he also earned a Masters of Medical Science in Clinical Investigation from Harvard Medical School. Following this, he completed thoracic surgery training at the University of Minnesota and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Odell has a strong interest in health services research. He is collaborating with Dr. Karl Bilimoria and colleagues in the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) within IPHAM. Dr. Odell’s clinical interests include the surgical treatment of malignant and benign chest and foregut diseases with emphasis on the use of minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques.
Jason joined Northwestern as the Clerkship Coordinator in September 2017. Jason supports the Surgical Education department in organizing the clerkship for the third year medical students and the Sub-Internship for the fourth year medical students. He also assists with visiting students who enroll in surgery electives. Prior to joining the department, Jason worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health as a University Services Program Associate for Curriculum Transformation. Jason graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Literature and Education.
Trevor Barnum is the Surgical Nurse Educator for the 3rd year Surgery Clerkship at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Trevor received his Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree. He serves as a Nurse Corps Officer in the United States Navy Reserve and holds clinical certification in critical care.