Robert Steppacher, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Robert Steppacher, MD, is a vascular surgeon. His clinical expertise lies in the care of peripheral vascular disease, including: leg pain, chronic wounds and diabetic foot ulcers, cerebrovascular disease, including stroke and transient ischemic attack. Dr. Steppacher has extensive experience in the endovascular treatment of renal artery (kidney) and mesenteric artery (intestines) occlusive disease.

As a member of the University of Chicago Center for Aortic Diseases, Dr. Steppacher provides specialized care for patient with aortic and peripheral aneurysms. He also specializes in the treatment of venous diseases, such as varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, venous ulcers and blood clots. Dr Steppacher also has extensive experience in the creation and maintenance of dialysis access.

Dr. Steppacher's research focuses on endovascular therapy, carotid artery stenting procedures and improving quality and outcomes in vascular surgery. An accomplished author, his work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Steppacher is an active participant in the Illinois Vascular Study Group, a regional multi-institutional consortium dedicated to excellence in 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

MCP Hahnemann University

Internship and Residency

University of Missouri, Kansas City


University of Massachusetts, Worcester


American Medical Association
Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
Society for Vascular Surgery
Illinois Vascular Study Group

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6128

Office Fax

(773) 702-0863

Office Postal Address

Robert Steppacher, 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. Steppacher's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.