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Matthew Blecha, MD

Clinical Associate of Surgery

Matthew Blecha, MD, is a vascular surgeon. He specializes in peripheral vascular disease, including: lower extremity arterial disease, carotid artery occlusive disease, varicose veins and lower extremity venous insufficiency, aortic and peripheral artery aneurysms, deep vein thrombosis, renal artery and mesenteric artery occlusive disease, dialysis access and wound care. Whenever possible, he performs minimally invasive alternatives to traditional open procedures.

Dr. Blecha's research focuses on diagnostic challenges associated with vascular diseases, and how to treat these diseases with laparoscopic procedures. An accomplished author, his research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. He has also served as the editor-in-chief for several board review textbooks.

In addition, Dr. Blecha is frequently invited to present his work at national conferences and meetings on vascular surgery.

Practice Locations

University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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

Weiss Memorial Hospital
4646 N. Marine Drive
Chicago, IL 60640

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Vascular Surgery
General Surgery

Medical School

Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University


St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago


University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, WI (vascular/endovascular surgery)


American College of Surgeons
Association of Program Directors in Surgery
Chicago Surgical Society
Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society
Society of Vascular Surgery

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6128

Office Fax

(773) 702-0863

Office Postal Address

Matthew Blecha, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5028
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

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