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Tamar Polonsky, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Tamar Polonsky, MD, MSCI, is a general cardiologist. She treats a wide range of cardiac conditions, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), and valve disease.

Dr. Polonsky also specializes in the management of heart disease in cancer patients. She works closely with oncologists and surgeons to take care of patients with preexisting heart disease and to help monitor for potential cardiac complications from chemotherapy and radiation.

Dr. Polonsky has research expertise in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention. She has experience analyzing data from large cohort studies, with the aim of finding novel ways to predict a person's risk of developing heart disease.

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard University), Boston


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Heart Association

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6153

Office Fax

(773) 702-8875

Office Postal Address

Tamar Polonsky, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6080
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Polonsky

Dr. Polonsky was part of a team that studied how restrictions in trans fats led to a reduction in hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke.

Listen to Dr. Polonsky discuss "Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes" on the WVON Community Health Focus Hour.

Selected Publications

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