Peter Angelos, MD, PhD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD

Linda Kohler Anderson Professorship of Surgery
Professor of Medicine Chief, Endocrine Surgery
Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Ethics

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, is a highly regarded surgeon who has extensive experience in surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. He is also an expert in treating endocrine cancers, including thyroid, parathyroid and adrenocortical cancers, as well as islet cell tumors of the pancreas.

Dr. Angelos has a special interest in minimally invasive endocrine surgery, a type of surgery that is performed through small incisions. Minimally invasive surgery has many benefits for patients -- from less scarring and pain, to a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.

An accomplished author, Dr. Angelos has published many journal articles and book chapters on his research into improving outcomes of thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive endocrine surgery and best practices for thyroid cancer treatment.

Dr. Angelos is a recognized expert in medical ethics, and serves as director of the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. He has written widely on ethical issues in surgical practice and how to best teach medical ethics to surgical residents.

He is past president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.


Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Illinois Surgical Society
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • American Thyroid Association
  • Midwest Surgical Association
  • Western Surgical Association
  • Endocrine Society
  • International Society of Surgery
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Central Surgical Association
  • International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Chicago Surgical Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Southwestern Surgical Congress
  • Association for Academic Surgery

Practicing Since

  • 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Boston University School of Medicine


  • Northwestern Medicine


  • Michigan Medicine; University of Chicago Medicine

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