Peter Angelos, MD, PhD
Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery Chief, Endocrine Surgery Associate Director
MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics The University of Chicago Medicine
Surgical Ethics and the Future of Surgical Innovation
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 president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (2016-2017).
Follows 6:30PM performance of Informed Consent by Deborah Zoe Laufer on Tuesday 1/24
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The Lantern Theatre Company is thrilled to host Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel for a discussion on the nature of scientific progress, particularly in medicine where the engagement of human subjects is both necessary and ethically challenging. One of the leading thinkers on medicine and society of our time, Dr. Emanuel is currently Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2009 to 2011 he served as special advisor for health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration, and from 1997 to 2011 he was chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He is a columnist for The New York Times and author of Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research: Readings and Commentary, Ethical Issues in International Biomedical Research: A Casebook, and Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family.
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