Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Nathaniel J Soper, MD

Nathaniel J Soper, MD

Loyal and Edith Davis Professor of Surgery

Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

Focus of Work


Dr. Soper's research interests have revolved around the applications of minimally invasive surgery for gastrointestinal disease, laparoscopic ultrasound, alternative treatments for gallstones and motility of the gastrointestinal tract. More recently he has been involved in the early clinical experience with Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy(POEM) surgery.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Iowa (1980)
  • Internship: University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Surgery (1981)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Utah, Surgery (1985)
  • Residency: University of Utah Health Sciences Center (1986)
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Digestive Diseases Unit (1988)
  • Board Certification: Surgery


Clinic (for patients): 312-695-8918
Administrative office: 312-926-4962

NMH/Galter Room 3-150
251 E Huron
Chicago IL 60611