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Bentrem Named Method Research Professor in Surgery

January 23, 2007

CHICAGO --- David J. Bentrem has been named the Harold L. and Margaret N. Method Research Professor in Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He works in the division of surgical oncology.

Bentrem's areas of interest are pancreatic, hepatobiliary, colon and rectal surgery. His aim is to develop an independent research program in pancreatic carcinogenesis.

While completing his general surgical residency at Northwestern, he was also a research fellow in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

Bentrem has received many honors, including the Memorial Sloan Kettering Canter Center's Chairman Award for Excellence in Clinical Research.

He is a member of a number of prominent professional societies, including the Endocrine Society, the Association of Academic Surgeons and the American Association for Cancer Research.

An author of more than 30 papers in refereed journals, Bentrem has been published in Cancer Research and Annals of Surgical Oncology, among others.

From 2003 to 2005 Bentrem pursued a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Bentrem was appointed to the faculty at Northwestern in 2005.

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