Institution: NorthShore University HealthSystem, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Duration of Fellowship: A non-ACGME approved fully funded one year fellowship in endocrine surgery. 50% is spent at NorthShore University HealthSystem hospitals and 50% at John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County.
Number of Available Fellowship Positions: 1
Program Director:
Program Director Email:
Richard A. Prinz, MD
rprinz@northshore.org
Secondary Contact Name:
Secondary Contact Title:
Secondary Contact Email:
Linda Wahrer
Administrative Assistant
lwahrer@northshore.org
Address/Phone: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Department of Surgery
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Phone: 847-570-1316
Fax: 847-570-2930

Associate Program Director: Shabirhussain Abadin MD
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Surgery Administration
1901 West Harrison
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: 312-864-3131
Fax: 312-864-9873
Email:sabadin@cookcountyhhs.org

Associate Program Director: Tricia A. Moo-Young MD
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Department of Surgery
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Phone: 847-570-1316
Fax: 847-570-2930
Email: tmoo-young@northshore.org
Objectives of the Program: The aim of our program is to educate and train future endocrine surgeons who have excellent diagnostic and technical skills in the management of endocrinopathies. These individuals will have the skill and ability to develop a program in endocrine surgery that provides high quality education to students, residents, ancillary personnel and other physicians and that performs clinical research that will promote the highest standards of care for patients with surgical endocrine disease.
Highlights of the Fellowship: This fellowship provides a unique opportunity to train in two very different healthcare systems that include all socioeconomic groups in our society. Both systems have high volume endocrine surgery practices with experienced faculty. The NorthShore University HealthSystem offers exposure to a robust endocrine surgery referral practice and mentorship from three established endocrine surgeons including Richard A. Prinz, David J. Winchester and Tricia A. Moo-Young. The John H. Stroger, Jr. Cook County Hospital provides care to a large underserved population in Chicago. The fellow will work with two established endocrine surgeons, Subhash Patel and Shabir Abadin. The combination of these two institutions offers the fellow experience in the diagnostic, operative and postoperative management of complex benign and malignant endocrine diseases. The fellow will become competent in the management of advanced thyroid carcinoma, Graves’ disease and thyroid nodules. The fellow will participate and provide care for a large volume of patients with both primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism. Likewise, the fellow will have direct experience in the diagnosis and management of the adrenal incidentaloma, pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, and adrenal cortical tumors and cancers. The fellow will become proficient in the use of cervical ultrasound, fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules and cervical lymph nodes, intraoperative laryngeal nerve monitoring, flexible laryngoscopy and minimally invasive operative techniques for parathyroid and adrenal lesions including both lateral and posterior laparoscopic approaches for adrenal tumors. The anticipated minimal case volume for a fellow is approximately 200 operative procedures with a breakdown of 110 thyroidectomies, 65 parathyroidectomies, 15 adrenalectomies, 10 lateral neck dissections, and 1 to 2 pancreatic operations. The fellow will perform well over 100 cervical ultrasounds and 45 fine needle aspiration biopsies with ultrasound guidance.

Research and Meetings:
The fellow will participate in ongoing clinical research projects as well as abstract and manuscript preparation for submission to local, regional, national, and international meetings for oral presentation. There is a dedicated biostatistician in the NorthShore Department of Surgery available for clinical and large database projects. Fellows will attend Endocrine Surgery University and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons annual meeting. In addition to these travel, lodging, and registration will be provided for other meetings that accept the fellow’s research for presentation.

Chicago:
A year in Chicago is a culturally rich experience. The city has world class restaurants and entertainment including music, theater and sports. The city is an exciting place to call home for a year during fellowship not only for the fellow but for all members of their family.
International Medical Graduates: International medical graduates who have completed an accredited general surgery residency and are board eligible may apply.
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Previous Fellows: 2002-2003
Scott Wilhelm MD
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
216-844-8283
Scott.wilhelm@uhhospitals.org

2003-2004
Kaare Weber MD
Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
White Plains Hospital
White Plains, NY
914-948-1000
kweber@wphospital.org

2004-2005
Todd Beyer MD
Assistant Professor, Albany Medical College
Program Director, Department of Surgery
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY
518-618-8828
beyert@mail.amc.edu

2005-2006
Naris Nilubol MD
Staff Clinician
Endocrine Oncology Branch
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD
301-451-2355
niluboln@mail.nih.gov

2006-2007
Emery Chen MD
Woodland Memorial Hospital
Woodland, CA
530-668-2618 x3208
emchen@gmail.com

2007-2008
Gardner Scott Smith MD
Trinity Medical Center
Birmingham, AL
205-595-8985
Gssmith16@yahoo.com

2008-2009
Shalini Arora MD
Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Elmhurst Hospital Medical Center
Elmhurst, NY
718-334-2480
Mshalu2007@gmail.com

2009-2010
Tricia Moo-Young MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston, IL
847-570-1316
Tmoo-young@northshore.org

2010-2011
Jovenel Cherenfant MD
Franciscan Physicians Hospital
Munster, IN
Jovenel1@yahoo.com

2011-2012
Thomas Diven MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of South Florida
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown PA
tomdiven@gmail.com

2012-2013
Catherine Madorin MD
Torrance Hospital
Torrance, CA
kate.madorin@gmail.com

2013-2014
Deva Boone MD
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, FL
deva.boone@gmail.com

2014-2015
Paritosh Suman MD
Baptist Health Medical Group
Richmond, KY
suman.paritosh@gmail.com

2015-2016
Samer R. Rajjoub MD
St. George Ambulatory Clinic
12251 S. 80th Avenue, Suite 1780
Palos Heights, IL 60463
srajjoub@paloshealth.com

2016-2017
Natalie Calcatera MD
BSW Texas Surgical Specialists
2460 N IH-35E
Suite 215
Waxahachie TX 75165
ncalcatera@gmail.com