Dr. Mark Ferguson - University of Chicago Medicine

Mark Ferguson M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon

About Mark 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.

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Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery

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Pleural and Lung Cancer

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Team Leader

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

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Excellence in Research

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.

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Mark Ferguson M.D.


Thoracic Surgeon

Medical Treatment Center

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center


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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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Last Modified March 1, 2018
  1. University of Chicago Medicine. (n.d.). Mark K. Ferguson, MD. Retrieved from http://www.uchospitals.edu/physicians/mark-ferguson.html
  2. U.S. News & World Report. (n.d.). Dr. Mark Ferguson MD. Retrieved from https://health.usnews.com/doctors/mark-ferguson-10870
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