Dr. Cord Sturgeon, MD

Dr. Cord Sturgeon, MD

Surgical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Cord Sturgeon, MD is a surgical oncology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Read his story

Northwestern Medical Group

250 E Superior St Ste 520

Chicago, IL 60611
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Thyroid Cancer
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 63% of peers
Stomach Diseases
more than 52% of peers

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Dr. Sturgeon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sturgeon "Dr. Cord Sturgeon is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Director of Endocrine Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Following general surgery training at the University of Illinois, Dr. Sturgeon completed the Endocrine Surgery Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco with Dr. Orlo Clark. He joined the faculty at Northwestern University in 2004 and became the Director of Endocrine Surgery in 2006. Dr. Sturgeon conducts outcomes research primarily through decision analysis and economic analysis. Dr. Sturgeon is an expert in neck ultrasound, fine needle aspiration biopsy, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery under regional anesthesia, thyroid cancer, and adrenal tumors. He has published numerous articles and book chapters spanning the topics of endocrine surgery, and edited the textbook Endocrine Neoplasia. Dr. Sturgeon is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Thyroid Cancer Guidelines Committee, was a coauthor of the 2009 International Workshop Guidelines on Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism, and is involved in the governance of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Dr. Sturgeon is currently the Recorder of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and is on the editorial board of 4 journals."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sturgeon ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "


  • Surgical Oncology
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Illinois Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Illinois Hospital and Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of California At San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sturgeon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sturgeon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sturgeon to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Sturgeon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Lake Forest, IL |
Took the time to answer all my questions and explain the surgeries: thyroidectomy a day parathyroidectomy at same time. I was impressed with his reassuring manner and prompt feedback on test results. Two thumbs up!
in Skokie, IL |
Dr Sturgeon is truly the most brilliant parathyroid surgeon. He removed my parathyroid. He is the BEST surgeon! I am so very very grateful to Dr Sturgeon for everything. Dr Sturgeon is also the nicest, kindest , most caring doctor you will ever meet! Many thanks to Dr Sturgeon! I highly recommend him!!
in Chicago Suburbs, IL |
The best! I had my entire Thyroid removed because of cancer recently. Him and his team did a great job. He uses plastic surgery techniques to close up the incision, so it looks wonderful and its healing great. Great bedside manners and 100% he knows what hes doing. Hes one of two doctors in Illinois that are the top at thyroid removals (Dr. Peter Angelos) is the other one at University of Chicago. I chose Dr. Sturgeon after talking to a prior patent who went to him. Dr. Sturgeon is great
Wauconda, IL |
Outstanding! He's a great surgeon! Very professional and takes the time to explain the procedure in detail - minimal scar after my thyroidectomy -
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Sturgeon accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Sturgeon has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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