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Peter Angelos, MD, PhD

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD

2012 Senior Faculty Scholars

Dr. Angelos is the Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery, Chief, Endocrine Surgery, and Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Angelos 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 several 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.

2013 Pilot Grant Project: “A Formal Curriculum in Surgical Professionalism and Ethics”: To enhance and encourage the professionalism of surgical residents and their understanding of the central concepts of surgical ethics