Dr. Chris Wigfield - University of Chicago Medicine

Christopher Wigfield M.D.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Specialty: Lung Transplantation
Medical Treatment Center: University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center 5841 S Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
773-202-3551

About Dr. Wigfield

Cardiothoracic specialist Dr. Christopher Wigfield is the surgical director of the renowned Lung Transplant Program at University of Chicago Medicine. He also is the director for educational affairs at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Wigfield has vast experience in a wide range of diseases, including mesothelioma, mediastinal and pleural conditions, chest wall tumors and defects. He has strong interest in minimally invasive procedures, including video and robotic-assisted procedures.

“My philosophy of care is simple,” he said. “My profession is a privilege, and I strongly emphasize the service commitment to care to achieve the best outcomes for patients. And that is only done in the setting of good collaboration and teamwork.”

His clinical research has focused on lung transplantation. He has studied the impact of donor and procurement-related topics, along with regenerative tissue support in thoracic surgery. He mentors residents and post-doctoral medical students in research and clinical settings.

Wigfield graduated from medical school at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany.

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