Mark K. Ferguson, MD
Professor of Surgery
Dr. Ferguson specializes in the surgical management of diseases of the lungs and esophagus. He is experienced in all techniques of lung and esophageal resection, and is skilled in surgical methods to relieve airway obstruction and malignant pleural effusions. He has served on the boards and committees of numerous national societies and institutions including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Ferguson is the author of more than 85 chapters in medical textbooks. He has edited or written books on esophageal reconstructive surgery, failed anti-reflux therapy, and decision-making in thoracic surgery. He recently authored an atlas of general thoracic surgery. Dr. Ferguson has also written more than 190 papers in medical journals, and serves as an editor or associate editor for two cardiothoracic surgery journals.
His research interests include risk analysis, long-term outcomes after lung resection and esophageal resection, and advanced techniques in surgical education.
Center for Advanced Medicine
Year Started Practice
University of Chicago
Residency and Fellowship
The University of Chicago Medicine
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
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Learn More About Dr. Ferguson
View of video of Dr. Ferguson's presentation, "Surgical Therapy for Lung Cancer."
Dr. Ferguson removed Barbara Arvia's lung cancer using video-assisted thoracic surgery that required only three small incisions.
Surgery for carcinoid tumor of the lung hasn't prevented John Williams from taking 15-mile bike rides "without a problem."
Dr. Ferguson worked with a team of medical center experts to provide coordinated care to a woman who was diagnosed with lung cancer, liver cancer, cirrhosis, and fatty liver disease.
Read "Minimally Invasive Approaches to Surgery for Lung and Esophageal Cancer," (PDF) an article Dr. Ferguson wrote for a medical center publication for physicians.
View a partial list of Dr. Ferguson's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.