Wilson H. Hartz, III, MD, FACS

After practicing surgery for over 30 years, Dr. Hartz strongly believes that a general surgeon must understand the whole disease process and how it affects the individual patient. He is intimately involved in all aspects of a patient’s care both inside and outside the operating room. He couples this professional attitude with a warm, inviting bedside manner. As a surgeon, Dr. Hartz subscribes to the philosophy “If it looks good, it is good,” and this attention to detail in the operating room leads to excellent outcomes such as a recurrence rate of less than .5% in his personal series of inguinal hernia repairs.

Professional Background:

Clinical Interests:

  • Breast Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Undergraduate Education:

Ohio Wesleyan, B.A. (1969)

Medical Education:

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

General Surgery Residency:

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine(1978)

Academic Appointment:

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at Northwestern
University Feinberg School of Medicine

Board Certification:

General Surgery since 1979


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine,
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Professional Societies:

  • American Medical Association
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Illinois Surgical Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Western Surgical Society
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Honors and Awards:

Chariman, Executive Utilization Management Committee
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chairman, Invasive Procedure Review Committee
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Listed in Feature Article "Top Doctors" for Surgery of Breast Cancer
Chicago Magazine (2001)

Department Special Award
Illinois State Police

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