Mark K. Ferguson, MD, specializes in the surgical management of diseases of the lungs, esophagus and thymus. He is experienced in all techniques of lung and esophageal resection, and is skilled in surgical methods to relieve airway obstruction and malignant pleural effusions. He has served on the boards and committees of numerous national societies and institutions including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Ferguson is the author of more than 85 chapters in medical textbooks. He has edited or written books on esophageal reconstructive surgery, failed anti-reflux therapy and decision-making in thoracic surgery that has been published in four languages. He authored an atlas of general thoracic surgery. Dr. Ferguson has also written more than 250 papers or abstracts in medical journals, serves as deputy editor for a cardiothoracic surgery journal and is on the board of three other journals.

His research interests include risk analysis, long-term outcomes after lung resection and esophageal resection, development of simulation methods for surgical training and advanced techniques in surgical education.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Education

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Additional Education

  • Residency: University of Chicago Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • General Thoracic Surgery Club
  • American Surgical Association
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1984

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English