Eric Hungness

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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)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, MD, University of Illinois at 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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