Benjamin Shogan, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery (GI Surgery) | More

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Benjamin Shogan, MD, specializes in the surgical care of patients with colorectal diseases and disorders. His particular interest is in colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and anorectal disease. He routinely uses advanced minimally invasive techniques, such as robotic surgery, to decrease postoperative pain and shorten recovery times.

Dr. Shogan's research interest is in understanding how intestinal bacteria can cause gastrointestinal diseases. He runs an active research laboratory investigating how manipulations of the gut microbiome lead to fewer postoperative complications and better outcomes after surgery for cancer. His ultimate research goal is to translate his leading edge research to improve patients' lives.

Medical Education

  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • Mayo Clinic

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English