Steven J. Stryker, MD, FACS

Dr. Stryker treats each patient as if he/she is a member of his family. Active listening is the first step in all discussions regarding care of major gastrointestinal problems. All major elements of the patient’s care occur only with the patient’s and Dr. Stryker’s approval, and this eliminates issues of miscommunication that may occur during the care of a complex surgical condition. As a surgeon, Dr. Stryker relies on his years of experience treating complex colorectal conditions to provide his patient with the safest and most effective treatment, which assures their speedy recovery.

Professional Background:

Clinical Interests:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Undergraduate Education:

Northwestern University, BS (1977)

Medical Education:

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

General Surgery Residency:

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Research Fellowship, GI Unit, St. Mary's Hospital,
Clinical Fellowship, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery,
Mayo Clinic (1985)

Academic Appointment:

Professor of Clinical Surgery at Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Board Certification:

General Surgery since 1984
Colon and Rectal Surgery since 1986


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
900N Michigan Ave Surgery Center

Honors and Awards:

Digestive Health Foundation Honoree

Listed in "America's Top Doctors", Castle Connolly

Listed in Feature Article “Top Doctors” Chicago Magazine:
1994, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Visiting Lecturer, Asian Society of Colorectal Surgeons

Nivatvongs Visiting Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Visiting Professor, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zheijang University, Hanhzhou, China

Visiting Professor, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Visiting Professor, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Humanitarian Award, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter:

Selected Top Doctor every issue of Chicago Magazine since the series inception in 1994.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Surgical Award:

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