Meeting Dates 2020/2021

After closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and assessing its current and potential impact, our scheduled meetings for the 2020/2021 year will be virtual for October, November & February. Our May 2021 meeting is scheduled at the Union League club with virtual capability as backup.

The health and well-being of our members, employees, and partners is our top priority.

Many attendees at our events are health care professionals on the frontlines of caring for the public. 

Our February 4, 2021 meeting will be on the Zoom platform and will be updates on Surgical Devices.


Next Meeting  February 4, 2021

Virtual Meeting

Update on Surgical Devices

“Innovations in Common Bile Duct Exploration”

Michael Ujiki, MD 

Vice Chair of Surgery for Innovation and Program Development, Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Director of Surgical Simulation at NorthShore

“Beyond wires and seeds, current localization techniques for non palpable breast lesions”

Ameer Gomberawalla, MD, FACS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Illinois Chicago 

“Understanding the Value of Robotic Surgery”

Yalini Vigneswaran, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Advanced GI and Bariatric Surgery

UChicago Medicine & Biological Sciences


Annual Membership Dues

Please remember to pay your 2020_2021 dues


Welcome to the Chicago Surgical Society

Welcome to another year of great presentations at Chicago Surgical Society. The year started on October 1, 2020 with the Dr Margo Shoup's Presidential lecture and new member induction. On November 5 we will have a new program to highlight case discussions involving COVID-19.

On February 4, 2021 we will present new surgical devices.  We will also have the Illinois Surgical Conference on April 24. May 6, 2021 will be our 2021 Presidential lecture and business meeting. The October, November & February meetings will be held virtually.



Katharine Yao

Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology

NorthShore University HealthSystem




About the Society

History, Mission & Bylaws

Monthly Meetings



Margo Shoup, MD, MBA, FACS
Presidential Lecture 
October 1, 2020


Bevan lecture & New Member Initiation 2019

On October 3, 2019 at the Union League Club, Dr Margo Shoup, President, and Dr Ajay Maker, Vice President, welcomed new members to the Chicago Surgical Society. Past President, Dr. John Alverdy introduced Dr. Gregory Beilman as our Bevan lecturer.


Resident Abstract Awards

The winners of our annual Resident Abstract Awards were Dr. Lyonell Kone, Dr. Mikhail Attaar, & Dr. Lindsey M. Zhang. Sponsors of the awards were Cook County Alumni, and Drs. Printen & Yao. The meeting was held at Fulton Market Kitchen.


Great Debates

“Small Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (PNET): Resect vs Observe”

Ajay Maker, MD vs Gerard Abood, MD

“Surgical treatment of cholecystitis: 

evidence vs reality”

Jonathan Myers, MD vs Ezra Teitelbaum, MD


Great Debates

Meeting was held at Fulton Market Kitchen with spirited debate.

Great Debates

Past President, Dr. Gerard Aranha, questions the debaters.


October, November & February will be held virtually.  April & May, 2021 meetings may still be at the Union League Club of Chicago


October 1, 2020

New Member Initiation & 2020 Presidential Lecture by Dr Margo Shoup

Virtual meeting

November 5, 2020

Covid-19 case discussions

Virtual meeting

February 4, 2021

New Surgical Devices

Virtual meeting

April 24, 2021

Illinois State Surgical meeting

May 6, 2021

Annual Business Meeting and Presidential Address



We'd like to thank our great presenters from our virtual meetings

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