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Nora Jaskowiak, MD

Professor of Surgery

Surgical Director, Breast Center

Nora Jaskowiak, MD, is a well-regarded professor and surgeon focusing on the surgical management of breast cancer, along with endocrine surgery, thyroid cancer, and parathyroid disorders.

She is surgical head of the University of Chicago Breast Center, which is dedicated to all women's breast health needs. The Center offers each woman a comprehensive care plan whether they are self- or physician-referred, or seeking a second opinion.

Dr. Jaskowiak has also performed research under the supervision of Ralph Weichselbaum, MD, investigating how blocking the action of vascular endothelial cell growth factor, a substance that encourages the growth of new blood vessels, can dramatically increase the anti-tumor effects of radiation therapy.

Practice Location

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

General Surgery

Medical School

Harvard Medical School


University of California, San Francisco


The University of Chicago Medicine
National Cancer Institute (Surgery Branch)


American College of Surgeons
Society of Surgical Oncology

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-2048

Office Fax

(773) 834-4022

Office Postal Address

Nora Jaskowiak, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5031
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Jaskowiak

Eloise Orr sought help from Dr. Jaskowiak and other medical center physicians to tailor her breast cancer treatment regimen to accommodate her life plans.

View videos of Dr. Jaskowiak and her colleagues discussing breast cancer treatment at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Dr. Jaskowiak is featured in a video about the collaborative approach to breast cancer care at the University of Chicago Medicine. Watch the video.

When Illinois State Rep. Deborah Mell was diagnosed with a small, early stage breast cancer in June 2012, she turned to Dr. Jaskowiak and her colleagues for care. Read the news release.

Selected Publications

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