Peter Angelos, MD, PhD

Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Surgery | More

Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery Chief, Endocrine Surgery
Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

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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 associate 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

Medical Education

  • Boston University School of Medicine


  • Northwestern Medicine


  • Northwestern Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine; Michigan Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

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

Practicing Since1996

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English