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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Surgery

Surgical Outcomes & Quality Improvement Center

The Surgical Outcomes & Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) is a collaborative health services, outcomes, patient safety and quality improvement research enterprise between our department, the Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research, the Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), the Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research (NICER) in Oncology and others. Our research focuses on examining the quality of care delivered across the U.S. and subsequently developing improvement strategies. Our research spans all surgical specialties, with a particular focus on general surgery and surgical oncology. We work with NMH on numerous practical quality improvement initiatives, including American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program operations.


Explore the major initiatives that stem from our center's efforts.

Educational Opportunities

We offer research opportunities for current surgery residents and medical students.

Our Team

Get to know the faculty and staff behind our center.

Contact Us

Administrative Director

Caryn D. Etkin, PhD, MPH
633 North Saint Clair Street, 20th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.503.5574 office

Program Administrator

Remi Love, MPPA
633 North Saint Clair Street, 20th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.503.3947 office

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