Dr. Chris Wigfield - University of Chicago Medicine

Christopher Wigfield M.D.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

About Christopher 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.

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Board Certified in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

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Team Leader

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Pleural and Lung Cancer

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Robotic Surgery

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

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.

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Christopher Wigfield M.D.


Lung Transplantation

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University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center


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“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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