Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Leadership

Shari L. Meyerson, MD, MEd

Shari L. Meyerson, MD, MEd

Program Director

Dr. Meyerson completed her thoracic surgery training at Duke University. She initially practiced at the University of Arizona in Tucson before being recruited to Northwestern in 2010 as an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery. She also holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor of Pulmonary Medicine. She is Program Director for both the integrated and traditional thoracic residency programs at Northwestern as well as Program Director for general surgery. Her clinical practice focuses on minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer and metastatic disease to the lung as well as benign and malignant diseases of the mediastinum, chest wall, pleura and esophagus. Dr. Meyerson’s primary academic focus is education. Research topics include operative autonomy during residency, identification and recovery from operative errors and validity in educational testing. She completed her Master’s of Education from the University of Cincinnati and looks forward to continued efforts to improve the education of thoracic and general surgery residents both locally and nationally.

Jeffrey Wayne, MD

Jeffrey Wayne, MD

Associate Program Director

Jeffrey D. Wayne, MD, FACS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, and Chief, Melanoma and Sarcoma Surgical Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wayne also serves as an Associate Medical Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Wayne's teaching responsibilities include serving as the Teaching and Education coordinator in the Division of Surgical Oncology, and the Course Director of the Resident Seminar Series. The honors and awards bestowed upon Dr. Wayne are many, and include the Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Surgery (five-time recipient) from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; the Compassionate Care Award, from the Woman's Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital; the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award (twice awarded); and inclusion in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2011.

Nabil Issa, MD

Nabil Issa, MD

Associate Program Director

Dr. Nabil Issa is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery. He attended medical school at AL-Mustansiriya University College of Medicine in Baghdad, Iraq. His residency training was completed at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He then went on to complete a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Issa is deeply invested into the educational enterprise of surgery and has established multiple educational programs for students, residents, and fellows. Nabil has completed the Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF) offered by the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) and is currently enrolled in the Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) program at UIC.

Ezra Teitelbaum, MD, MEd

Ezra Teitelbaum, MD, MEd

Associate Program Director

Dr. Ezra Teitelbaum is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of GI Surgery and holds a dual faculty appointment in the Department of Medical Education. He completed medical school at Mount Sinai in New York and received a Master of Education degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed general surgery residency at Northwestern and an MIS/Foregut Surgery fellowship with Drs. Lee Swanstrom and Steven DeMeester in Portland, OR. Dr. Teitelbaum’s clinical practice focuses on minimally invasive foregut, bariatric, and general surgery and surgical endoscopy. His primary academic focus is resident education, including the development of simulator-based mastery learning curricula and the use of operative video-review as a teaching and learning tool.