Darwin Eton, MD

Professor of Surgery

An internationally known expert in vascular surgery, Darwin Eton, MD, has broad operative experience, especially in the most complex vascular procedures. Throughout his career, Dr. Eton has contributed to the rapid evolution of vascular care, using the newest, state-of-the-art technology while working to reduce risks and improve outcomes.

Dr. Eton has a strong interest in limb salvage strategies for elderly and fragile patients with critical limb ischemia (insufficient blood supply to the extremities, particularly common in patients with diabetes). He is currently investigating a non-invasive, outpatient approach to treating this condition.

A popular speaker, Dr. Eton has been an invited lecturer and keynote speaker at universities, hospitals and surgical meetings around the world. He has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, as well as several book chapters. Dr. Eton is a distinguished fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery and a distinguished key reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Practice Locations

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

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

Weiss Memorial Hospital
4646 Memorial Drive
Chicago, IL 60640

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

General Surgery
Vascular Surgery

Medical School

New York University


University of California (UCLA) Hospitals, Los Angeles


University of California (UCLA) Hospitals
Saint Louis University Hospital


University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago
University of California (UCLA) Hospitals


American College of Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
Chicago Surgical Society
Florida Vascular Surgery Society
International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
International Society for Vascular Surgery
International Society of Endovascular Surgery
Los Angeles Academy of Medicine
Los Angeles Surgical Society
Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society
Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society
Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
Society of Vascular Surgery
South Florida Vascular Surgery Society
Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
Southern California Vascular Surgery Society
Warren Cole Society

Languages Spoken




Office Phone

(773) 702-6128

Office Fax

(773) 702-0863

Office Postal Address

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

Physician Photo

Clinical Interests

  • Vascular surgery
  • Cerebrovascular surgery (carotid/vertebral)
  • Endovascular surgery (stents/angioplasty)
  • Visceral artery surgery
  • Renal artery surgery
  • Extremity artery reconstruction
  • Aortic surgery
  • Venous disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Thoracic outlet disease
  • Vascular trauma
  • Dialysis access procedures
  • Stem cell therapy (angiogenesis) for limb salvage
  • Aneurysm of the aorta and iliac arteries
  • Aneurysm of arteries to the kidney, liver, and intestines
  • Blocked artery to the legs and arms (causing pain, claudication, or gangrene)
  • Blocked artery to the intestine or the kidney
  • Limb salvage in diabetes
  • Aneurysm of the leg arteries

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Read More About Dr. Eton

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

Selected Publications

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