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Alexander Doolas Society

Never tell people how good you are. Let them find out."

- Alexander Doolas, MD, Professor Emeritus



The Alexander Doolas, MD Society has been established for all graduates of the RUSH University General Surgery Residency program as a way to connect to their surgical training roots as well as their mentors, colleague and friends. The society is named in honor of Doolas who has served as a wonderful mentor and role model to our faculty and residents.

Doolas completed medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and his general surgery residency at RUSH University Medical Center. He has clinical expertise in biliary surgery, cryotherapy, endocrine surgery, esophagectomy, gastrointestinal surgery, hiatal hernia, inguinal hernia, liver surgery, pancreatectomy, radiofrequency ablation and splenectomy. Additionally, he is a professor at RUSH University and he is fluent in Greek.

Please consider a tax deductible donation to the Doolas Society so we can establish an endowed fund for surgical education and training. The link to donate is


Academic Award for Excellence, Funded by the Alexander Doolas Endowment

Designed for highly qualified fourth-year medical students in need of financial assistance, this award opportunity will provide mentoring, networking, and stipend support to selected visiting medical students. The RUSH Department of Surgery’s General Surgery Residency and Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency are offering the awardee(s) a stipend in the amount of $2000 to help defer the costs of flights, lodging and incidental expenses. Stipends will be awarded to the students who best demonstrate their interest in surgery, and academic ability to pursue the rigors of an academic surgical career.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 4th year U.S. medical school students who have successfully completed a General Surgery clerkship
  • Copy of USMLE transcript
  • Copy of most recent medical school transcript
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement (for rotation application)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photo
  • A brief statement for award consideration

For questions and application information, please contact

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Department of Surgery
Alexander Doolas Society
General Surgery Residency Program
1750 West Harrison Street, Jelke 7
Chicago, IL 60612