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 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago

David J. Bentrem, MD

Surgical Oncology, General Surgery

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Office Phone: 312-695-1130
Office Hours:
  • Wednesday:8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Surgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gastric Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Colon/Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colon Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Tumors - Metastatic, Stomach Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Clinical Research

Education and Training

Medical Education:

University of Virginia School of Medicine 1996


Northwestern Mcgaw / Northwestern Memorial Hospital 2003


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 2005

Board Certification


Locations and Directions

675 N. St. Clair
Galter 21-100
Chicago, IL 60611 312-695-1130


David Bentrem, MD, MS- Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery- Dr. Bentrem is the Director of the GI Oncology Lab in the Department of Surgery and the Method Professor of Surgical Research.

Dr. Bentrem completed his undergraduate and medical school at the University of Virginia. He completed his residency and a research fellowship in Cancer Biology at Northwestern University and his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Bentrem has authored or co-authored over 100 peer reviewed research articles related to cancer. He has a focused interest in the development of quality measures in cancer surgery and translational initiatives in GI oncology. This work is funded by the American Cancer Society and the Health Services Research Division of the Veterans Administration. He is also co-principal investigator on a priority initiative to develop a Northwestern Center for Cancer Quality. He also collaborates with the American College of Surgeons Division of Optimal Patient Care to develop a risk calculator for elderly patients undergoing major operation and is on the senior staff of the Center for the Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines VAMC.


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