Christopher Wigfield,MD

MD

Thoracic Surgeon, CTCA Chicago

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I am excited to be part of an expert team providing comprehensive care to patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America®.

Location
CTCA Chicago
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery
Education
Medical school:

Medical Degree - Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Theory of Medicine Degree - University of Newcastle, Newscastle upon Tyne, England
Post-MD training:

  • Research Fellowship Locum Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation – University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Cardiopulmonary Transplant Fellow Registrar Grade – Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Fellow Registrar Grade – Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Certifications

General Surgery & Cardiothoracic Surgery - UK Board Certification
Lung Transplantation - United Network for Organ Sharing

Dr. Christopher Wigfield is a Thoracic Surgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). He joined the hospital in suburban Chicago, Illinois in July 2019.

Dr. Wigfield focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest through surgical treatment options.

Dr. Wigfield is part of a multidisciplinary team of doctors and clinicians at CTCA® focused on treating lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other diseases of the chest. Using modern surgical advances, he operates on organs in the chest, including the lungs, mediastinum and esophagus. When possible, Dr. Wigfield uses minimally invasive procedures designed to reduce recovery time, such as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic-assisted technology.

Treating patients with great respect is important to Dr. Wigfield. “I believe it is essential to get to know my patients and empower them to learn as much as they can about their disease and treatment options,” says Dr. Wigfield. “I treat my patients as I would treat any member of my own family.”

Dr. Wigfield completed a medical degree from The Freie Universitaet in Berlin, Germany and a research dissertation for a degree in the theory of medicine at the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom.

Board certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in the United Kingdom, Dr. Wigfield has previously worked in a variety of settings, including major hospitals and universities. He has been reviewed in several journals and is a published author. Dr. Wigfield is a member of many professional organizations, including the Society of Thoracic Surgery, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and Clinical Robotic Surgery Association.

Dr. Wigfield continuously furthers his education by staying up to date on new treatments and incorporating those insights into his practice. He speaks multiple languages, including German. He lives with his family in Illinois.

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