Video-Assisted Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Get to Know Dr. Mark K. Ferguson

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

Most of his work involves clinical care of patients with lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma and tumors of the thymus gland. 

Ferguson is the author of more than 100 chapters in medical textbooks. He has written and edited books on esophageal reconstructive surgery and decision-making in thoracic surgery that have been published in four languages. 

He currently serves as the deputy editor of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. His research interests include long-term outcomes after lung resections, risk analysis and advanced techniques in surgical education.

Ferguson attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Specialties of Dr. Mark K. Ferguson

  • Thoracic surgery
  • Thoracic oncology
  • Pleural mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
  • Research

Dr. Mark K. Ferguson’s Experience and Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (M.D.)
  • University of Chicago Medicine (Residency and fellowship)

Awards and Certifications

  • America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly (2016-2020) 
  • Top Doctor, Chicago magazine (2004-2020)
  • Top Doctor, Newsweek (2015)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Member)
  • Board certified in thoracic surgery

Publications of Dr. Mark K. Ferguson

  • Bryan, D.S. et al. (2020, October). Consensus for Thoracoscopic Left Upper Lobectomy — Essential Components and Targets for Simulation. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  
  • Chadda, U. et al. (2020, September). Thoracic ultrasound as a predictor of pleurodesis success at the time of indwelling pleural catheter removal. Respirology.
  • Best, T.D. et al. (2020, July). Multilevel Body Composition Analysis on Chest Computed Tomography Predicts Hospital Length of Stay and Complications After Lobectomy for Lung Cancer: A Multicenter Study. The Annals of Surgery.