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Victoria M. Villaflor, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Victoria Villaflor, MD, is an expert in the care and treatment of adults with malignancies of the upper aerodigestive tract. She specializes in treatment of esophageal, lung, and head and neck cancers. She is a member of the Center for Esophageal Diseases, where she works with a multidisciplinary team to diagnose and treat all stages of esophageal cancer. Additionally, she works with multidisciplinary teams in the treatment of lung and head and neck cancers.  
Dr. Villaflor's research interests include understanding the clinical and molecular characteristics of upper aerodigestive tract malignancies. She is an expert in novel cancer therapies, and is also involved in research with molecularly targeted agents in the treatment of these cancers. Her additional research interests include multimodality treatments and targeted therapies for esophageal, lung, and head and neck cancers--especially ways to combine radiotherapy with novel agents in an effort to improve clinical outcomes. Dr. Villaflor is a principal investigator on a number of innovative clinical trials, including many that incorporate targeted agents with radiation.
She is a respected lecturer at scientific meetings around the world and author of several publications on upper aerodigestive tract malignancies.

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

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Medical School

Rush University Medical College

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago


American Society of Clinical Oncology

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-2825

Office Fax

(773) 702-3163

Office Postal Address

Victoria M. Villaflor, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Villaflor

Dr. Villaflor provides expert care and consultation for esophageal cancer, as a member of multidisciplinary physician teams in the Center for Esophageal Diseases and the Upper Aerodigestive Cancer Risk Clinic.

Selected Publications

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