Dr. Bentrem has a focused interest in the development of quality measures in cancer surgery and is on the senior staff of the Center for the Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines VA Medical Center. He is supported by a Career Development Award from Health Services Research and Development Services. He also collaborates with the American College of Surgeons Division of Optimal Patient Care to develop a risk calculator for elderly patients undergoing major operations. Dr. Bentrem is a staff surgeon at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL and an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Northwestern University. He has worked extensively with fellows, residents, and medical students over the last five years.