Benjamin Shogan, MD

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

Assistant Professor of Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


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

  • Rutgers University 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 HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English