Dr. Michael McGee is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at the University of Michigan. Prior to obtaining his medical degree at Drexel University, he was trained as a mechanical engineer. After completing general surgery training at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. McGee completed colorectal surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. While at Case Western, Dr. McGee completed the Dudley P. Allen Scholarship dedicated to clinical research in minimally invasive surgery and surgical endoscopy. Dr. McGee was recruited to Northwestern University where he practiced for 11 years and held several system-wide administrative roles for Northwestern Medicine before joining the University of Michigan in 2022.
Dr. McGee’s clinical interests include complex re-operative abdominal surgery, minimally invasive colorectal surgery, surgical endoscopy, and anorectal surgery for cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He served as co-director of the 50+ hospital Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC) where he led statewide quality improvement projects to reduce surgical site infections and developed a prehabilitation program for surgical patients and in 2023 joined the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC). His research interests include surgical quality improvement, implementation science, and patient education. He is an active member of several national surgical organizations, multiple editorial boards, and has authored over 50 publications and received multiple grants and awards for research, teaching, and humanism.