Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Cord  Sturgeon, MD

Cord Sturgeon, MD

Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

Focus of Work


I have been the Director of Endocrine Surgery at Northwestern Memorial for over 10 years.

Academic Focus

Measurement of quality of life. Clinical outcomes for thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, and adrenal tumors including pheochromocytoma and adrenal cancers. Decision analysis, Cost-effectiveness analysis, Database analysis.

Clinical Focus

My clinical focus is the treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disease. I perform minimally invasive surgery for both conditions. In my office I perform the comprehensive evaluation of thyroid nodules including ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsy. I also see patients with a history of thyroid cancer for the evaluation of possible recurrent disease. I have a special interest in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia.


Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Illinois - Chicago (1996)
  • Residency: University of Illinois Hospital (2003)
  • Fellowship: University of California- San Francisco Medical Center (2004)
  • Board Certification: Surgery



NMH/Prentice Women's Hospital 5th Floor
250 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611