We vigorously support our team’s scientific investigations into the surgical treatment of disease.

Research activities in the department include an array of basic science and translational research, clinical research and health services research. The surgical faculty members who direct research laboratories are a critical reason for the success of our program, providing clinically relevant perspectives to the research as well as valuable mentorship to surgical residents. The Department of Surgery at Northwestern University currently ranks 10th among NIH funding. This results in an exciting and friendly research environment leading to the scholarly pursuit of surgical knowledge of the highest quality.

Funding Opportunities Faculty Awards Training Grants


The Northwestern Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center is a collaborative health services, outcomes, patient safety and quality improvement research enterprise.


Clinical Trials

We aim to improve the human health through scientific research. See our currently recruiting clinical trials and find out how you could get involved.


Research Administration

Get in touch with the research administrators who support our scientists' efforts.

Resident Research

Most of our department's surgical residents spend a two dedicated years in the laboratory, working with established surgical faculty investigators. Visit our Resident Research section to learn more about opportunities and see current resident's work.

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