Clinical Research in Surgical Specialties


Clinical Research in Surgical Subspecialties (CRISS) is a student organization that highlights the vital role of clinical research in the practice of medicine. In line with the mission of Rush, “to improve the health of the individuals and diverse communities we serve through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships”, we hope to broadcast to students the enormous impact clinical research has had on improving the health of patients from all backgrounds. By hosting both lectures and workshops, our organization invites surgeons and researchers to showcase the exciting clinical research that is conducted at Rush and how it is implemented into practice. Membership in this organization allows students to meet peers in other Rush colleges, network with specialty surgeons and scientists, and pursue research opportunities.

Contact Information

Co-President: Connor Wakefield
Co-President: Fadi Hamati
Advisor: John O’Toole, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery