About the University of Chicago Medicine
At the Forefront of Medicine Since 1927
The University of Chicago Medicine, with a history dating to 1927, is a not-for-profit academic medical health system based on the campus of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park, and with hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician practices throughout Chicago and its suburbs. UChicago Medicine unites five organizations to fulfill its tripartite mission of medical education, research and patient care: Pritzker School of Medicine, Biological Sciences Division, Medical Center, Community Health and Hospital Division, and UChicago Medicine Physicians.
Our Expert Physicians
UChicago Medicine physicians and researchers have helped shape modern medicine. They're responsible for pioneering organ transplantation, discovering that cancer is a genetic disease, introducing chemotherapy as a cancer treatment and developing life-changing digestive diseases treatments, among many other breakthroughs. We have about 1,200 doctors and 3,000 nurses providing care across the full array of medical and surgical specialties. Most of our physicians also serve as faculty members of the Pritzker School of Medicine, teaching the next generation of doctors.
UChicago Medicine’s Tripartite Mission
The University of Chicago Medicine advances the boundaries of patient care through research and education.
Why Choose UChicago Medicine
We are advancing the forefront of health every day by bringing research to reality and advanced care closer to our patients. Welcome to the forefront.
Awards & Accreditations
UChicago Medicine is continually recognized as a leader in medicine — both in patient care and research.
Learn why we are at the forefront of medicine.
UChicago Medicine is committed to improving health and wellness in the communities where our neighbors live, work, learn and play. Through valued partnerships, UChicago Medicine leverages the strengths and talents of existing community relationships to address chronic conditions and other complex health needs on Chicago's historic South Side and in our Southland region.
Expertise & Experience
UChicago Medicine is one of the nation's leading academic medical institutions. We have been at the forefront of medical care since 1927, when we first opened to patients.
Quality & Safety
At UChicago Medicine, providing highly effective, safe patient care is central to everything we do. Here, teams of experts work together to ensure we follow the highest standards for quality care — from preventing infections and continuously improving surgical care to achieving high success rates and patient volumes for even the most complex procedures.
Research & Innovation
UChicago Medicine is home to physicians who are pioneers in their fields, bringing research to reality and making the extraordinary possible. From breakthroughs in immunotherapy to game-changing orthopaedics, we bring you the most advanced health care treatments.
Meet Our Leaders
A prominent diabetes researcher, physician and educator, Dean Kenneth Polonsky oversees the University's research and education programs in the biological sciences and medicine. As executive vice president, he oversees the University of Chicago Medicine, reporting directly to the University president.