Comprehensive Endocrine Surgery Fellowship

At the University of Chicago Medicine, we see a large volume of patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) referred to us from all across the Midwest and the United States. We offer our endocrine surgery fellows a unique opportunity to learn how to manage complex patients with NETs, both medically and surgically, and aim to make them independent neuroendocrine surgeons by the time they graduate.

Our Neuroendocrine Tumor Program program offers our fellows:

  • Participation in a multidisciplinary and dedicated high-volume neuroendocrine tumor practice consisting of nationally recognized experts who specialize in diagnosing and treating all forms of NETs.
  • A neuroendocrine tumor clinic that allows endocrine surgery fellows to see patients with our NET specialists Dr. Keutgen (surgery) and Dr. Liao (oncology) simultaneously, thus exposing them to both specialities.
  • Operations using advanced techniques for surgical removal of NETs, including minimally invasive procedures (laparoscopic distal pancreatectomies, laparoscopic tumor enucleations, laparoscopic colectomies, etc.) and a high volume of parenchymal-sparing liver resections (including open and laparoscopic microwave ablations).
  • Exposure to leading-edge technologies like precision-enhancing navigation-controlled ablation of liver tumors and Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT).
  • Opportunities to spend time in clinical and basic science research investigating NETs.
  • Exposure to manage patients with rare hereditary syndromes associated with NETs such as MEN1, MEN2, SDH and VHL.

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