Alexander Langerman, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Alexander Langerman, MD, specializes in the latest diagnostic, treatment and surgical techniques for head, neck, and skull base disorders, cancers and other tumors. His clinical interests include thyroid and parotid disease, carotid body tumors, Zenker’s diverticulum, obstructive sleep apnea surgery, and rehabilitation of paralyzed vocal cords and facial nerves. He completed a fellowship in head and neck surgery, skull base surgery and microvascular reconstruction. Dr. Langerman is also a trained specialist in robotic surgery.

Dr. Langerman is the director of the Operative Performance Research Institute, a surgical think tank that studies operating room efficiency and safety. He has active collaborations with The Booth School of Business, the Computation Institute and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design. Dr. Langerman is also a faculty member of The MacLean Center for Medical Ethics and researches surgical ethics and data ethics, with a particular interest in data recording in the operating room.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

The University of Chicago Medicine


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (head and neck surgery, skull base surgery)


American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Head and Neck Society
Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society
Society of Robotic Surgery
Triological Society

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-4036

Office Fax

(773) 702-6809

Office Postal Address

Alexander Langerman, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1035
Chicago, IL 60637

Physician Photo

Clinical Interests

  • Head and neck cancers
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Paragangliomas/carotid body tumors
  • Parotid tumors
  • Rehabilitation of facial nerve paralysis
  • Rehabilitation of vocal cord paralysis
  • Robotic surgery
  • Skull base tumors
  • Sleep apnea surgery
  • Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer
  • Zenker’s diverticulum

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Learn More About Dr. Langerman

Dr. Langerman was recently appointed as one of only two inaugural Faculty Fellows of the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence.

Dr. Langerman serves as director of the Operative Performance Research Institute at the University of Chicago.

Watch Dr. Langerman talk about the following topics in otolaryngology on the University of Chicago Medicine's online learning channel, Learning at the Forefront:

Dr. Langerman was featured in a post on the Science Life blog about the role of consumer video gear in the operating room.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Langerman's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.