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Surgical Education Staff

Meet our team below. For verification inquiries, please contact us via email or phone at 312-926-2016 or fax at 312-926-7404.
Mackenzie Krueger

Mackenzie Krueger

Administrative Manager

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Mackenzie joined the Department of Surgery in October 2020. She is responsible for managing surgical education and the education team. She leads and manages strategic innovation and operations for teaching and instructional design for surgical medical education for the Department of Surgery. Mackenzie has worked in medical education for over 10 years, including working at Northwestern in HemeOnc and with the medical school, and most recently coming from UIC’s OBGYN program. Mackenzie holds a Masters of Nonprofit Management from DePaul University and a BS in Psychology from Western Illinois University.

Jenna Little

Housestaff Coordinator

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Jenna joined the surgical education team in April 2022, after spending six years in vascular surgery as the education coordinator. Jenna oversees our ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program, including recruitment, orientation, graduation and rotation scheduling. 

Jason Burke

Jason Burke

Clerkship Coordinator

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Jason joined the department as clerkship coordinator in September 2017. Jason supports the surgical education team by organizing the clerkship for the third-year medical students and the sub-internship for the fourth-year medical students. He also assists with visiting students who enroll in surgery electives. Prior to joining the department, Jason worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health as a university services program associate for curriculum transformation. Jason graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in literature and education.

Terri Young

Housestaff Assistant

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Terri joined the Surgical Education team in November 2020, after working in the Family Medicine Residency at Jackson Park for 6 years. Terri received her Bachelors in Applies Science from Westwood College in December 2009. Terri coordinates resident conferences, organizes evaluations of residents and performs verifications for graduates of our residency program.

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