Peter Angelos, MD. PhD, is the Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery, chief of endocrine surgery, and associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Angelos earned his bachelor's and medical degrees from Boston University in a six-year accelerated BA/MD program. During medical school, he entered the PhD program in philosophy at Boston University where he pursued study of the philosophical basis of medical ethics. As our faculty member, Dr. Angelos is not only a highly regarded surgeon and expert in treating endocrine cancer, but he also leads the first surgical ethics program in the world. Last year, his fellow faculty members named Dr. Angelos the University of Chicago Medical Center Faculty Physician Peer Role Model for his embodiment of medical professionalism.
The "Big Ideas in Medicine" series is part of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine admitted student weekend. The panel of speakers features five leading physicians and scientists whose work has had a transformative impact in their respective fields. What will not be obvious from their talks is that students at Pritzker interact with these faculty members on a daily basis. They are our students' teachers, mentors, and advisors, along with being our institution's leaders. It is these daily interactions of students and faculty that provide Pritzker's enriching intellectual environment and unparalleled opportunities for our students to learn from some of the most important physicians and scientists in the country.