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Christopher Skelly, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Chief, Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy

Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program

Director, Vascular Lab

Christopher Skelly, MD specializes in vascular surgery. He performs a full range of open and endovascular procedures, including the treatment of carotid disease, complex aortic pathologies and peripheral vascular disease. In addition, he performs minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of median arcuate ligament syndrome.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Skelly directs a research laboratory aimed at improving outcomes and durability of vascular graft repairs. As a 2008 recipient of the NHLBI Jointly Sponsored Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, his research is funded by the American Vascular Association (AVA)/American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Dr. Skelly has authored more than 35 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and several book chapters and reviews. He is working on numerous clinical trials, including a below-knee arterial bypass trial, for which he serves as site-principal investigator.

Practice Locations

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

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

General Surgery
Vascular Surgery

Medical School

New York Medical College


The University of Chicago Medicine


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Surgeons
American Heart Association
Association for Academic Surgery
Society of Vascular Surgery

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6128

Office Fax

(773) 702-0863

Office Postal Address

Christopher Skelly, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5028
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Learn More About Dr. Skelly

Listen to Dr. Skelly discuss "Saving Your Limb is Saving Your Life" on the WVON Community Health Focus Hour.

Dr. Skelly specializes in the surgical treatment of aortic dissection.

Selected Publications

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