Dr. Cord Sturgeon, MD

Dr. Cord Sturgeon, MD

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Gastroenterological Surgery | Male | 46 years old

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.Read more

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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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Specialties

  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • General Surgery

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Nodule

Procedures Performed

  • 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

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Illinois Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Illinois Hospital and Health System

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of California At San Francisco

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

    Graduated in 1991

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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.