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Gregory Zagaja, MD

Professor of Surgery

Director, Prostate Cancer Program

Dr. Greg Zagaja specializes in urologic oncology, with particular expertise in the management of prostate cancer and bladder cancer. He performs minimally invasive surgical techniques designed to preserve urinary control and sexual function for prostate cancer patients. A national leader in the development of robotic assisted laparoscopic prostate cancer surgery, he has been instrumental in the development of the University of Chicago Robotic Surgery Program. Dr. Zagaja and his colleagues have critically analyzed their outcomes data in assessment of the robotic technique. By implementing surgical modifications to the robotics approach, he has helped to maximize quality of life while ensuring optimal cancer control.

Dr. Zagaja and his colleagues host an annual robotics training course, assisting other urologists in the intricacies of performing the robotic prostatectomy. He is actively involved in clinical research assessing outcomes related to prostate cancer surgery. He also serves as a reviewer for multiple urological journals, and an advisor to the University of Chicago Clinical Trials Review Committee.

Practice Locations

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

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

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at South Loop
1101 S. Canal Street, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60607

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

National University of Ireland Galway

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, Baltimore


American Urologic Association

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-1860

Office Fax

(773) 702-1001

Office Postal Address

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

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Selected Publications

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