Louis de Guzman Portugal, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Louis de Guzman Portugal, MD

Professor of Surgery
Professor of Comprehensive Cancer Research Center Director, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Greater Chicago

Louis de Guzman Portugal, MD, specializes in the latest diagnostic, treatment and surgical techniques for head and neck disorders, including allergy and sinus disorders — as well as head, neck and esophageal cancers. Dr. Portugal is a member of the Center for Esophageal Diseases, where he works with a multidisciplinary team to treat all stages of esophageal cancer.

Dr. Portugal is studying new methods of detection and treatment for patients with head and neck cancer.

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • University of Chicago Surgical Society
  • National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Indiana State Medical Association
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • American Medical Association
  • Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society

Practicing Since

  • 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine

Internship

  • University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

Residency

  • University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science

Fellowship

  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center

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