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Ensuring that patients receive the best and safest surgical care possible results from an unwavering commitment to advancing clinical innovation and then sharing that knowledge. At NorthShore, the Department of Surgery has long advanced the latest techniques and technologies in surgical care by providing the highest quality educational programming to students, trainees and practicing physicians in our community and beyond.

As a teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, NorthShore serves as a training ground for medical students, residents and fellows in a variety of medical and surgical specialties. The Department of Surgery has become a recognized leader in graduate medical education, with many of our physicians holding faculty appointments at the University of Chicago. Throughout the academic year, surgical residents and fellows come to NorthShore for training in general surgery, urology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology or plastic surgery.

Surgical trainees consistently rate NorthShore as their top educational experience. Our faculty members are continuously recognized for their teaching contributions and many have received individual recognition from the medical school.

Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation

NorthShore houses one of the country’s leading surgical simulation training centers, the Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation (GCSI). The GCSI features a comprehensive surgical simulation program. The center’s numerous training courses consistently attract large numbers of attendees from across the United States and Canada, who almost universally rate their experiences as outstanding.

The center also provides an ideal environment for safely innovating and perfecting novel surgical approaches. The simulated setting allows us to enhance the quality of surgical care by modeling and testing treatment strategies before our surgeons enter the operating room. Involved in clinical research, NorthShore has used the center to pioneer some of the latest minimally invasive techniques available today.