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Wickii T. Vigneswaran, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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Conditions Treated Lung Cancer Pericardial Mesothelioma Pleural Effusions Pleural Mesothelioma

  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Vigneswaran, a native of Sri Lanka, graduated from the University of Sri Lanka Medical School and then moved to the United Kingdom, where he completed several residencies, at the Newcastle Health Authority, Hull Health Authority, University of Glasgow Hospitals and University of Edinburgh Hospitals. After his residency period in the UK, Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran moved to the United States for his fellowship, studying at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Mayo Clinic. Currently holding the position of associate chief of cardiac and thoracic surgery, Dr. Vigneswaran is a specialist in cancers of the lungs, such as mesothelioma.

  • Education & Training


    University of Sri Lanka Medical School

    Medical School


    Newcastle Health Authority, Hull Health Authority and University of Glasgow Hospitals; University of Edinburgh Hospitals (all in UK)



    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; St. Mary’s Hospital, London; Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, UK; Mayo Clinic


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    The University of Chicago Medicine

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (855) 702-8222

    5841 S Maryland Ave

    Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Wickii T. Vigneswaran has contributed to 4 publications.

    Extended Pleurectomy and Decortication for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Is an Effective and Safe Cytoreductive Surgery in the Elderly.

    Williams, T.,Duraid, H.,Watson, S.,Durkin, A.,Todd, K.,Kindler, H. L.,Vigneswaran, W. T.; Ann. Thorac. Surg.

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    Radiologic-pathologic correlation of mesothelioma tumor volume.

    Armato, S. G.,Li, P.,Husain, A. N.,Straus, C.,Khanwalkar, A.,Kindler, H. L.,Vigneswaran, W. T.; Lung Cancer.

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    Lung Function Predicts Pulmonary Complications Regardless of the Surgical Approach.

    Zhang, R.,Lee, S. M.,Wigfield, C.,Vigneswaran, W. T.,Ferguson, M. K.; Ann. Thorac. Surg.

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    Predicted postoperative lung function is associated with all-cause long-term mortality after major lung resection for cancer.

    Ferguson, M. K.,Watson, S.,Johnson, E.,Vigneswaran, W. T.; Eur J Cardiothorac Surg.

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    American College of Chest Physicians

    American College of Surgeons

    American Medical Association

    American Thoracic Society

    General Thoracic Surgical Club

    International College of Surgeons

    International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

    Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    Society of Thoracic Surgeons

    Society of Thoracic Surgeons