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Peter Angelos, MD, PhD

Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery

Chief, Endocrine Surgery

Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, is a highly regarded surgeon who has extensive experience in surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. He is also an expert in treating endocrine cancers, including thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenocortical cancers, as well as islet cell tumors of the pancreas.

Dr. Angelos has a special interest in minimally invasive endocrine surgery, a type of surgery that is performed through small incisions. Minimally invasive surgery has many benefits for patients--from less scarring and pain, to a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.

An accomplished author, Dr. Angelos has published many journal articles and book chapters on his research into improving outcomes of thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive endocrine surgery, and best practices for thyroid cancer treatment.

Dr. Angelos is a recognized expert in medical ethics, and serves as associate director of the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. He has written widely on ethical issues in surgical practice and how to best teach medical ethics to surgical residents.

He is past president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Practice Locations

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

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

150 E. Huron Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced 
Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd. 
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

General Surgery

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine

Internship & Residency

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago


University of Michigan Medical Center (Endocrine Surgery)
University of Chicago (Clinical Ethics)


American Surgical Association
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
American Thyroid Association
Association for Academic Surgery
Association for Surgical Education
Central Surgical Association
Chicago Surgical Society
Endocrine Society
Illinois Surgical Society
International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
International Society of Surgery
Midwest Surgical Association
Society of Surgical Oncology
Society of University Surgeons
Southwestern Surgical Congress
Western Surgical Association

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-3524

Office Fax

(773) 834-5295

Office Postal Address

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4052
Chicago, IL 60637

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More information about Dr. Angelos

Under the leadership of Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, the University of Chicago teaches surgeons how to navigate the ethical quandaries distinct to their field. Learn more.

Dr. Angelos is the associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics--the nation's first program devoted to clinical medical ethics.

Selected Publications

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