Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Katherine A Barsness, MD, MS

Katherine A Barsness, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) and Medical Education

Focus of Work


Special interests: Advanced minimally invasive surgery in neonates, infants, children and adolescents including congenital anomalies of the lung, esophagus, diaphragm and intestines; tumors of the chest and abdomen; pectus deformities of the chest; inflammatory bowel disease; familial polyposis; splenectomy for hematologic disease. Research interests: simulation-based medical education, rapid prototyping, innovations in education, clinical and translational research


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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Tennessee (1998)
  • MS: Northwestern University, Clinical Investigation (2011)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgery



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 63
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611