Michael J. Zdon, MD, FACS

Interim Chair, Surgery

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) 
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education

Chicago Medical School
Building: BSB,  Room: L.154
Phone: 847-578-8714

Dr. Michael Zdon, a full time faculty member at CMS since October of 1988, currently serves as Professor and Interim Chair of Surgery and Professor of Critical Care Medicine.  During his time at CMS his responsibilities have included Chief of General Surgery, Program Director of the CMS Surgery Residency Program, and site coordinator for the Surgery Clerkship. Dr. Zdon is a member of many local, regional, and national professional societies including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.  He is a past President of the Chicago Surgical Society and is currently the President-Elect of the Chicago Metropolitan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.  His clinical interests are focused on Endocrine Surgery and he is currently active on the medical staffs of Condell and Lutheran General Hospital. 

Dr Zdon also currently serves as the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education, and Designated Institutional Official.

Department News

Department of Surgery Mission

The Department of Surgery is committed to providing Medical Students and Graduate Trainees an understanding of the surgical management of disease in a caring, thoughtful manner. The curriculum is structured to provide this education while meeting the six competencies of Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Communication, Professionalism, Practice Based Learning and Systems Based Practice. The use of Best Practices will be an integral part of the learning experience.

The organizational structure of the Department involves multiple surgical specialties (see list) organized at a number of different sites. The ongoing challenge for us in Surgery is to assure that students at these different locations all have similar experiences. This in part achieved in part through the unifying core lecture series, which is attended by all students, and mini-conferences which are held at the different sites.

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