Eric Hungness

  • 2540 Citations
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Research Interests

Eric S. Hungness, M.D. is Associate Professor of Surgery Medical Education at Northwestern University and holds the S. David Stulberg Professorship for Advanced Surgical Education. His clinical interest in minimally invasive foregut surgery includes bariatric surgery one of the largest experiences in the world in Per-Oral Esophageal Myotomy (POEM) for the treatment of achalasia and esophageal motor disorders. Dr. Hungness is also the surgical director of the Northwestern Simulation, focusing on the use of simulation-based mastery learning in the acquisition of minimally invasive surgical skills.

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Training Experience

2004Residency, Univ. of Cincinnati Hospital
2005Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Illinois - Chicago

… → 1996

Research interests

  • Achalasia
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Esophageal Motor Disorders
  • Hernias / Hiatal Hernia
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Education
  • Weight Management

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Grants 2006 2020

Research Output 2000 2019

  • 2540 Citations
  • 77 Article
  • 14 Review article
  • 6 Chapter
  • 2 Comment/debate
1 Citation (Scopus)
Esophagogastric Junction
Esophageal Achalasia
5 Citations (Scopus)

Complications of Antireflux Surgery

Yadlapati, R., Hungness, E. & Pandolfino, J. E., Aug 1 2018, In : American Journal of Gastroenterology. 113, 8, p. 1137-1147 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Proton Pump Inhibitors
Esophagogastric Junction
Mechanical Stress

Laparoscopic antireflux surgery

Soper, N. J. & Hungness, E., Jan 1 2018, Fischer's Mastery of Surgery, Seventh Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP), Vol. 1. p. 945-961 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia and endoluminal approaches for GERD

Auyang, E. D. & Hungness, E., Jan 1 2018, Fischer's Mastery of Surgery, Seventh Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP), Vol. 1. p. 962-967 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Esophageal Achalasia
Gastroesophageal Reflux
5 Citations (Scopus)
Common Bile Duct
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography