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 pheochromocytomas.
Prof. 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.
Prof. Angelos is also a recognized expert in clinical medical ethics, and serves as associate director of the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. He is considered one of the national experts on surgical ethics, and he has written widely on ethical issues in surgical practice and how to best teach medical ethics to surgical residents.
An accomplished author, Prof. Angelos has published over 250 journal articles and book chapters on his research into improving outcomes of thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive endocrine surgery, and surgical ethics. He is past president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, member of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors, Councilor of the American Board of Surgery, and member of the American College of Surgeons Academy of Distinguished Surgeon Educators.