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Arieh L. Shalhav, MD

Professor of Surgery

Chief, Section of Urology

Director, Minimally Invasive Urology

Director, Robotic Surgery

Arieh Shalhav, MD, is a pioneer in minimally invasive laparoscopic/robotic urologic surgery. He has extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery of the kidney. He is also an expert in performing prostate cancer surgery with the Da Vinci Surgical System--a robotic device used to perform minimally invasive surgeries. Dr. Shalhav was the first urologic surgeon in the region to use this advanced technique for prostate cancer surgery.

A skilled physician scientist, his research has enhanced medical professionals' understanding of the effects of renal ischemia--oxygen deficiency in the kidney--and ways to avoid its related damage during surgery. Additionally, Dr. Shalhav is working with researchers from the Argonne National Laboratories to develop an ice slurry--a fluid containing ice and salt water that would be used to protect the kidney during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

Dr. Shalhav also conducts extensive clinical outcome studies investigating minimally invasive surgery options for the treatment of urologic cancer. He has received awards for his clinical work, research, and teaching from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Endourological Society.

Practice Location

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Israel Board of Urology

Medical School

Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School


Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv


Washington University, St. Louis, MO


American Medical Association
American Urological Association
Endourological Society
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-1860

Office Fax

(773) 702-1001

Office Postal Address

Arieh Shalhav, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6038
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Shalhav

View the press release about Dr. Shalhav's appointment as chief of urology.

Dr. Shalhav performed the first robotic surgery at University of Chicago Medicine. Read more about this procedure.

Read more about Dr. Shalhav's work in robotic surgery.

Ten years after he performed the first robotic surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine, Arieh Shalhav, MD, reached a milestone: He completed the 5,000th robotic procedure, using a third-generation robotics system to remove a cancerous kidney. Read the story.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Shalhav's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.