Michael F. McGee MD, FACS, FASCRS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Colorectal surgeon, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Dr. Michael McGee is a colorectal surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Prior to obtaining his medical degree at Drexel University, he was trained as a mechanical engineer. After completing general surgery training at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. McGee completed colorectal surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. While at Case Western, Dr. McGee completed the Dudley P. Allen Scholarship dedicated to clinical research in minimally invasive surgery and surgical endoscopy. Dr. McGee’s clinical interests include complex re-operative abdominal surgery, minimally invasive colorectal surgery, surgical endoscopy, abdominal wall reconstruction, and anorectal surgery for cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He is co-director of the 50+ hospital Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC) where he led statewide quality improvement projects to reduce surgical site infections and developed a prehabilitation program for surgical patients. His research interests including surgical quality improvement, implementation science, and patient education. He is an active member of several national surgical organizations, multiple editorial boards, and has authored over 50 publications and received multiple grants and awards for research, teaching, and humanism. Dr. McGee is the current chairperson for system-wide enhanced recovery programs at Northwestern Memorial Health Care and is co-chairperson of the general surgery health system clinical collaborative, which oversees clinical integration of the general surgery service line for over 7 Northwestern Medicine hospitals in Northern Illinois.