About the University of Chicago Medicine

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At the Forefront of Medicine Since 1927

The University of Chicago Medicine, with a history dating to 1927, is a not-for-profit academic medical health system based on the campus of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park, and with hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician practices throughout Chicago and its suburbs. UChicago Medicine unites five organizations to fulfill its tripartite mission of medical education, research and patient care: Pritzker School of Medicine, Biological Sciences Division, Medical Center, Community Health and Hospital Division, and UChicago Medicine Physicians.

Our Expert Physicians

UChicago Medicine physicians and researchers have helped shape modern medicine. They're responsible for pioneering organ transplantation, discovering that cancer is a genetic disease, introducing chemotherapy as a cancer treatment and developing life-changing digestive diseases treatments, among many other breakthroughs. We have about 1,200 doctors and 3,000 nurses providing care across the full array of medical and surgical specialties. Most of our physicians also serve as faculty members of the Pritzker School of Medicine, teaching the next generation of doctors.

UChicago Medicine’s Tripartite Mission

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Why Choose UChicago Medicine

We are advancing the forefront of health every day by bringing research to reality and advanced care closer to our patients. Welcome to the forefront.

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Vivek Prachand, MD, in surgery
South Loop family medicine physician, Cindy Iglesias, MD, smiling at her new patient, a baby
Male and female researchers working in a lab at the Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Meet Our Leaders

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Dean Kenneth Polonsky, MD

A prominent diabetes researcher, physician and educator, Dean Kenneth Polonsky oversees the University's research and education programs in the biological sciences and medicine. As executive vice president, he oversees the University of Chicago Medicine, reporting directly to the University president.

President Tom Jackiewicz
President Tom Jackiewicz

Tom Jackiewicz leads the clinical enterprise, including the integration of the patient care mission of the Medical Center with the education and research missions of the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division.