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David Irvin

Program Manager
NCASE Northwestern University

David Irvin is the Program Manager for the Northwestern Center for Advanced Surgical Education (NCASE). David received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and maintains certification as a Registered Lab Animal Technician with the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).

David joined NCASE in 2008 and brought with him over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field as a technician in both private practice and various emergency facilities throughout the Chicagoland area. He was the initial clinic manager at Chicago’s first high-volume Spay and Neuter Clinic with Paws Chicago and also worked as pavilion manager for the City of Chicago Animal Care and Control Facility. David spent several years a sole coordinator for Radiocat, a specialty practice that treats felines with radioactive I-131 for hyperthyroidism. The years preceding his arrival he worked as technician manager for Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services.

In his role as program manager of NCASE, David not only assumes laboratory technician duties as required, but is responsible for communication and the coordination of logistics surrounding surgical education events including resident training and medical student curriculum courses, industry training and product development, and assisting resident fellows with their research. David continually works with faculty as an educator to medical students and residents and acts as first assistant in the NCASE operating room when necessary. He is a certified proctor for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) exams provided by the Society of the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

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