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Visit The Forefront, a new science, health and wellness news and information website for the University of Chicago Medicine, the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine.

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​95 UChicago Medicine doctors named to Chicago’s ‘Top Docs’ list

UChicago Medicine physicians account for 16 percent of the 591 doctors recognized in Chicago magazine's 2018 "Top Docs" issue.

Dr. Jane Blumenthal consults with a patient at the Streeterville location

Women's Care at Streeterville

UChicago Medicine physicians offer a wide variety of gynecologic services in Streeterville -- from well woman care to minimally invasive surgery.

Announcing the New Adult Emergency Department at the University of Chicago Medicine

New ED Provides State-of-the-Art Emergency Care

The new UChicago Medicine Adult Emergency Department (ED) is the newest and most advanced facility of its kind in the city of Chicago. The new facility enhances the ability of our expert team to care for patients.

UChicago Medicine First Site in Illinois to Offer CAR T-cell Therapy for Cancer

UChicago Medicine First Site in Illinois to Offer CAR T-cell Therapy for Cancer

There’s a breakthrough in the fight against cancer, and it’s making headlines around the world. Called CAR T-cell therapy, the treatment supercharges a patient’s white blood cells to seek out and destroy cancer cells.

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New Surgeons Arrive for Adult Trauma Care
Five acclaimed trauma, acute care and critical care surgeons have arrived at UChicago Medicine ahead of the May 1, 2018, launch of adult trauma care.

» UChicago Medicine's journey to adult trauma care

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Community Benefit Report

2015-2016 Community Benefit ReportThe University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) contributed $373 million in fiscal 2015 -- 18 percent more than the prior year -- to address the urgent health needs of the South Side and provide other assistance to the community.

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'Backup alarm system' gives the body another way to fight infections

A recent study found that sometimes the innate immune system responds to the body’s own molecules following a pathogen attack.


Flu season brings temporary visitor restriction policy

The flu season has arrived in Chicago and for the safety of patients, families, and staff, UChicago Medicine is making temporary changes to its visitor policy.


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Flu Season Alert

Temporary visitation restrictions to start Dec. 27: Children under 12, as well as anyone with flu symptoms, are restricted from visiting patients in the hospital during the flu season



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Open public session notice with Magnet appraisers (PDF)


Public notice for the Magnet recognition program site visit (PDF)

We've Hit Another Landmark

UChicago Medicine surgeons recently performed their 500th robotic cardiac surgery. 
» Learn more about our pioneering program in robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery