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Mackenzie Hild MALS patient

Helping the Humanitarian

After years of suffering debilitating stomach pain, Mackenzie Hild found relief for her median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) at the University of Chicago Medicine. Now, she is pain free for the first time in five years.

Sonali Smith, MD, with patient

Physicians Named Among Chicago's 'Top Docs'

Sonali Smith, MD, is one of 90 University of Chicago Medicine physicians named among the city's top doctors by Chicago magazine.

Abbie Perkovich

This Teacher Taught Her Doctors a Lesson in Courage

Abbie Perkovich was only 21 when she received a stunning diagnosis: She was suffering from ulcerative colitis, a potentially life-threatening inflammatory bowel disease.

Lawrence Matthews

Every Fireman has Strength, Endurance and Courage. This Fireman also has a Transplanted Heart.

Taylor Murphy

Rolling with the Waves

At just 19 years old, Taylor Murphy received a startling diagnosis: rectal cancer. Thanks to tailored, multidisciplinary care from experts at the University of Chicago, Murphy is now an active college graduate who says nothing can hold her back.

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