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 president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (2016-2017).
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Boston University School of Medicine
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Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
University of Michigan Medical Center (Endocrine Surgery)
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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.
Dr. Angelos received the 2011 Faculty Physician Peer Role Model award, which recognizes the University of Chicago Medicine physician who best exemplifies qualities of medical professionalism. Read more about Dr. Angelos' commitment to his patients.
View a partial list of Dr. Angelos' publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.