Dr. Mark Ferguson - University of Chicago Medicine

Mark Ferguson M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon

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

About Dr. Ferguson

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Mark Ferguson performs minimally invasive procedures, as well as complex resections and reconstructions, at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is head of thoracic surgery services.

Most of his work involves clinical care of patients with lung cancer, esophageal cancer and tumors of the thymus gland. He also serves as professor at the University of Chicago Medical School and at the Cancer Research Center.

He has extensive experience in malignant pleural effusions, along with the management of all diseases affecting the lungs or areas near these organs, including pleural mesothelioma. His clinical interests also include VATS lobectomy, thoracoscopy and hyperhidrosis.

Ferguson is the author of more than 85 chapters in medical textbooks. He has written or edited books on esophageal reconstructive surgery and decision making in thoracic surgery that has been published in four languages. His research interests include long-term outcomes after lung resections, risk analysis and advanced techniques in surgical education.

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