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Tessa Balach, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

As an orthopaedic oncologist, Tessa Balach, MD, provides comprehensive surgical care for bone and soft tissue tumors. She treats a broad range of benign and malignant tumors in adults and children. As a member of the medical center's multidisciplinary physician team, Dr. Balach works closely with other experts to provide highly specialized, individualized care for patients with common and rare bone and soft tissue tumors. She also provides surgical care for metastatic bone disease, often stabilizing weak bones to prevent fractures associated with breast, lung, prostate, or kidney metastases.

Additionally, Dr. Balach specializes in joint replacement surgery, with particular expertise in hip and knee replacement.

Also an active researcher, she currently leads and contributes to clinical studies designed to advance the comprehensive treatment and management of bone diseases and injuries. Dr. Balach serves as a mentor and instructor to medical students, residents and fellows. She has also authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals and medical publications, in addition to delivering presentations at numerous professional meetings.

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 Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd 
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School

New York Medical College


The University of Chicago Medicine (general surgery)


The University of Chicago Medicine (orthopaedic surgery)


The University of Chicago Medicine (orthopaedic oncology)


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program
Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 834-3531

Office Fax

(773) 702-4765

Office Postal Address

Tessa Balach, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3079
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

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