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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.


Steve D. Bines, MD, completed medical school and his residency at Rush University Medical Center, and his fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is board certified with clinical expertise in melanoma, skin cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. Additionally, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of General Surgery at Rush Medical College.


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.
Norman Wool, MD, completed medical school at Chicago Medical School and his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is board certified in Surgery with clinical expertise in breast cancer, breast cancer surgery, hiatal hernia, inguinal hernia, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and splenectomy. Additionally, he has research interests in venous access device infections and surgical education and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Surgery at Rush Medical College.



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


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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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