Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Current Research Fellows

Kathryn Engelhardt, MD (2016–2018)

Kathryn Engelhardt, MD (2016–2018)

Dr. Engelhardt's research focuses on adherence to national guidelines regarding treatment of surgical oncology disease processes, how adherence affects surgical outcomes, and identifying through qualitative research what barriers exist in preventing adherence. In particular, she has a special interest in thoracic oncology. Dr. Engelhardt completed her A.B. in Classics at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and received her M.D. from University of Cincinnati. She is taking time away from her General Surgery Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina to complete her post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University's Institute for Public Health and Medicine during which time she will obtain a Master's degree in Health Services and Outcomes Research.

Daniel "Brock" Hewitt, MD (2016–2018)

Daniel "Brock" Hewitt, MD (2016–2018)

Dr. Hewitt’s research examines general and pediatric surgery quality outcomes specifically targeting infection improvement, readmission reduction, and cost containment. Additionally, he is investigating opportunities to optimize residency surgical training with a focus on general surgery attrition. He completed his undergraduate education at Saint Louis University and a Master’s in Public Health degree from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston while receiving his M.D. from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Health Services and Outcomes Research while a T-32 postdoctoral fellow at the Northwestern Center for Healthcare Studies.

Eddie Blay, MD (2016-2018)

Eddie Blay, MD (2016-2018)

Dr. Blay has a broad interest in surgical outcomes, quality improvement, and disparities. He is examining vascular surgery quality measures from a structure, process, and outcome perspective. He completed his undergraduate years at Brown University. He spent a year at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD before enrolling at Duke University for his medical education. During medical school, he was awarded a Howard Hughes Research Fellowship to spend one year at Stanford University. He is taking time away from his general surgery residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA to complete his postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine during which time he will obtain a Master’s degree in Health Services and Outcomes Research.

John Oliver "J.O." DeLancey, MD (2016-2017)

John Oliver "J.O." DeLancey, MD (2016-2017)

Dr. DeLancey’s research interests include surgical quality improvement, patient reported outcomes and cancer epidemiology, with a specific focus on urologic oncology. He completed his BS and MD at the University of Michigan and MPH at Emory University. He also worked as a cancer epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society, where his work focused on racial disparities in cancer incidence and mortality and the role of environmental factors in cancer prevention and development. He is currently a urologic surgery resident at Northwestern and plans to pursue a career in urologic oncology and health outcomes research.

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Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC)
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
633 N. St. Clair Street, 20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-695-4853
Fax: 312-503-4401

SOQIC is a collaboration of:

Feinberg School, NMH, Lurie Cancer Center