University of Chicago-Northshore Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Fellowship Program Details

The University of Chicago-Northshore CGSO fellowship is an ACGME approved fellowship. We currently accept 1 fellow per year with the fellowship duration of 2 years.

Characteristics of Trainees

We are looking for individuals with great potential who are interested and talented in the care of the oncologic patient but also have an interest in improving the field of cancer surgery via either research, quality improvement, education or leadership.

Current Fellows

Shen Li (2022): Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess/Harvard Medical School, Boston

Caroline Rieser (2023): Residency: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Previous Fellows

Graduating Year
Current Position
2023 Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, IL
2022 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, OSHU School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon
2021 Assistant Professor, Penn State University, Hershey, PA
2020 Faculty, Everett Clinic, Seattle, WA
2019 Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, IA
2018 Faculty, Edward-Elmhurst Hospital, Chicago, IL
2017 Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, IL

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Mount Sinai, NY

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Loma Linda University, CA


Assistant Professor Surgery, Loma Linda University, CA

Faculty, MetroHealth, OH


Assistant Professor of Surgery, LSU Health, LA

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Albert Einstein University, NY


Associate Professor of Surgery, University of North Dakota, ND

Associate Professor of Surgery, Yale University, CT

2012 Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Arkansas, AR
2011 Associate Professor, University of Maryland, MD
2010 Associate Professor, University of Rochester, NY


Case Loads

The defined category case log for our graduating fellow in 2023 is Defined Category 2023 and in 2022 is Defined Category 2022 and for 2021 is here: Defined Category 2021. Some information about our robotic curriculum is seen below.

Educational Conferences

Monday 4-5 pm: CGSO Fellow Lecture (alternates between didactics, journal club, case conference)

Wednesday 6:45 am – 8:30 am: Section M and M and Grand Rounds

Thursday 6:15am – 7 am: Surgical Oncology Conference

Every Disease Site has tumor boards on different days of the week

Educational Objectives for 2019-2020

Educational Lecture Topic Schedule

Board Prep Resources

The program fully supports our fellows in attending the fellows institute. We also pay for our senior fellow to attend the CGSO board prep course. The program subscribes to the CGSO score module and also provides educational resources via mock oral exams.

Clinical Responsibilities

Services are separate between the surgical oncology fellows and the chief residents. There are advanced level providers on majority of services.

Fellows have a diverse range of rotations. The rotation schedules are provided below:

2023-2024 Fellow Schedule

2022-2023 Fellow Schedule

The Schedule for prior years is summarized : CGSO Rotation Schedule

Fellow have gone for 1 month international rotations (2019: Chile, 2016: China and Chile) which are supported by housing and salary support.


In House Call

Fellows do not take in house call.


Moonlighting options are available but not mandatory at University of Chicago Affiliate Institutions.