Mark K. Ferguson, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Mark K. Ferguson, MD

Professor of Surgery

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

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • American Surgical Association
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus

Practicing Since

  • 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

News & Research

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