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Rush Surgical Oncology

Rush University Surgeons is a General Surgery practice with four specialty teams. These include GI Surgery, Breast, Colon-Rectal, and Surgical Oncology. Our teams of dedicated surgeons are supported by nurses, medical assistants, mid-level providers and administrative support staff who all work together to assure a premier patient experience. 
At Rush University Surgeons we are committed to providing excellent patient care through ease of appointment scheduling and prompt response to patient's concerns.

MEET OUR TEAM

Board Certification:

Surgery

Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Rush Medical College
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Surgery
Fellowship: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Surgical Oncology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast conservation surgery
  • Cancer surgery, skin
  • Hernia repair
  • Hernia repair, plug and patch
  • Isolated limb perfusion
  • Laser ablation, veins
  • Melanoma
  • Radiofrequency ablation, veins
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Soft tissue tumors
  • Varicose veins
Research Interests:
  • Melanoma
  • Breast cancer

 

Katherine Heiden, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in the treatment of diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and neuroendocrine pancreas. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in molecular biology in 1998 and received her medical degree from Columbia University in 2003. She completed a general surgery residency at New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2009, followed by a fellowship in endocrine surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Heiden is actively involved with clinical research relating to parathyroid localization and basic science research investigating molecular signaling pathways involved in thyroid cancer. Her clinical interests include surgeon-performed ultrasound, minimally invasive parathyroid and thyroid surgery, and laparoscopic adrenal surgery, and she has performed over 1000 thyroid and parathyroid surgeries.

Board Certification:

Surgery

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Chicago Medical School
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Cancer surgery, breast
  • Hernia repair
  • Hernia repair, plug and patch
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Vascular access devices for chemotherapy
Research Interests:
  • Venous access device infections
  • Surgical education

 

Services

Surgical Oncology

  • Adrenal gland cancers
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Breast conservation surgery
  • Cancer surgery, skin
  • Melanoma
  • Soft tissue tumors

 

Accreditation and Recognition

Rush University Surgeons
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building I
Suite 409
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-5500
Fax: (312) 563-2228
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