Benjamin Ferguson, MD, General Surgery, Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Hospitals


General Surgery Albuquerque, NM

Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreas, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Minimally Invasive Surgery


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  • I am a surgical oncologist with expertise in the management of cancers of the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, stomach, and esophagus. My research interests include prediction of occult malignancy in pancreatic cysts, organ-preserving surgery for early gastric cancer, and novel methods of communication, evaluation, and instruction in surgical education.

Education & Training

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterFellowship, Surgical Oncology, 2018 - 2020
  • University of ChicagoChief Residency, General Surgery, 2017 - 2018
  • University of ChicagoResidency, General Surgery, 2013 - 2018
  • University of ChicagoFellowship, Medical Education, 2015 - 2017
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of MedicineClass of 2013, MD
  • University of ChicagoPhD, Cancer Biology, 2006 - 2011
  • University of IllinoisBS, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 2000 - 2004

Certifications & Licensure

  • NM State Medical License
    NM State Medical License 2020 - 2021
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2018 - 2021
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2013 - 2020
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Complex General Surgical Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Department of Surgery Fellowship Award for Exemplary Teaching Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2020
  • Alpha Omega Alpha University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2018
  • Robert Baker Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching University of Chicago Department of Surgery, 2017
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Ethical and Legal Considerations of Patients Audio Recording, Videotaping, and Broadcasting Physician Encounters  
    Benjamin Ferguson, MD, JAMA Surgery
  • Incorporating social media into medical education  
    Saarinen CL, Arora VM, Ferguson BD, Chretien KC, Acad Intern Med Insight

Books/Book Chapters

Grant Support

  • MD/PhD Trainee, “Graduate Training in Growth and Development” Federal Training Grant (T32 HD007009)NIH/NICHD2006–2013

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