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Surgical Education Staff

Mary Schuller

Administrative Manager,

Mary joined the Department of Surgery in February 2008. She is responsible for managing the Division of Surgical Education. Among her activities, she collaborates with surgery faculty members to efficaciously integrate educational technologies into their teaching of surgery residents and clerkship students.

Prior to joining the department she worked at Northwestern University's Division of Information Technology and served as the Manager of Faculty Support Services. In that capacity she was responsible for the support and training of Northwestern University faculty members in the use of a variety of web-based and desktop educational technologies.

Ms. Schuller holds a MSEd from Northwestern University and a BS from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Mary Schuller

Noreen Corcoran

Housestaff Coordinator,

Noreen joined the Surgical Education team as the Housestaff Coordinator in April 2008. In this role, Noreen oversees our ACGME accredited general surgery residency program. Some of the major responsibilites include recruitment, orientation, graduation and rotation scheduling.

Prior to joining the Department, Noreen worked as the General Surgery Housestaff Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh for eight years, thus bringing years of experience with her here to Chicago.

Noreen holds a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Public Policy & Managment from the University of Pittsburgh.

Noreen Corcoran

Leslie McSpadden

Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator,

Leslie joined the Surgical Education team in October 2012. Leslie organizes orientation, rotations, and exams for the Surgical Clerkship.

Prior to joining the Department, Leslie worked in advertising and sales, specializing in Direct Marketing first at a small advertising agency in Wilmington, Delaware, and then at ING DIRECT.

Leslie holds a BA in Communication from the University of Delaware.


Amy Heuberger

Administrative Assistant,

Amy joined the Surgical Education team in June 2013 as the Assistant to Debra DaRosa, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair of Education. Additionally, Amy supports Surgical Education projects and is the website coordinator for the Department.

Prior to joining the Department, Amy earned her Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and worked as Assistant Housestaff Coordinator in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University. 

Amy graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biology.


Bethany Grachan

Assistant Housestaff Coordinator,

Bethany joined the Department of Surgery in April 2011. Bethany coordinates resident conferences, organizes evaluations of residents, and performs verifications for graduates of our residency program.

Prior to joining the department, she worked to develop the sales and marketing divisions of smaller Chicago-land companies.

Bethany holds a BS in Communication from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

This page last updated Apr 4, 2014

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