The University of Chicago Medicine

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Established in 1927, UChicago Medicine is an academic medical health system based on the campus of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park. This sprawling multi-disciplinary medical archipelago has hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician practices throughout Chicago and its suburbs.

UChicago Medicine brings together many components, including the University of Chicago Medical Center, offering a full range of specialty care services for adults and children through more than 40 institutes and centers; the Pritzker School of Medicine, regularly ranked among the top medical schools in the United States; the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division, which boasts 12 Nobel Prize winners in physiology and medicine.

Clinical centers of excellence include:

Comprehensive Cancer Center: An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, with more than 200 oncology specialists treating nearly all forms of cancer. As of October, 2017, UChicago Medicine is the only site in Illinois certified to provide CAR T-cell therapy, for children and adults.

Transplant Institute: A world leader in transplantation, the Center has performed more than 2,500 kidney transplants, 400 pancreas transplants, 1,600 liver transplants, and 300 heart transplants. The Institute is also home to one of the nation’s premier lung transplant teams, and among the select few hospitals in the nation that is actively studying the effectiveness of islet transplantation to treat advanced Type 1 diabetes.

Heart and Vascular Center: UChicago Medicine provides the full scope of care for any type of heart or vascular disorder in adults and children. Known for its expertise in complex conditions, the Center treats patients often turned away by other institutions, and is one of the nation’s most comprehensive programs using robotic surgery for cardiovascular operations.

Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine: UChicago Medicine attracts patients with complex musculoskeletal needs from throughout the region and the world. Continually striving to improve orthopaedic care, we actively research and develop new treatments, surgical techniques and devices for the field.Specialties include bone health and fragility, bone infection care, foot and ankle care, hand and wrist care, hip and knee care, shoulder and elbow care.

Digestive Disease Center: Since its inception, the Medical Center has been at the forefront of digestive disease, when its doctors created the nation’s first hospital-based gastroenterology department. Today, care is offered for all types of gastrointestinal conditions, from inflammatory bowel disease and liver disorders to esophageal, pancreatic, and bile duct diseases and all forms of gastrointestinal cancers.

Neurosciences: A team of neurological experts are highly skilled and compassionate in evaluating and treating patients considered untreatable at other hospitals. The Center regularly cares for children and adults with rare and chronic conditions, offering a holistic approach to care that takes into account the physical and emotional challenges of nervous system diseases.

Comer Children’s Hospital: UChicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital is a 172-bed acute care hospital, uniting advanced technology with a family-centered, kid-friendly philosophy to provide advanced specialty care for all children. Physicians at Comer Children's see children with medical conditions ranging from common to the most complex, annually admitting some 5,000 patients from the Midwest and around the world.

UChicago Medicine International Patients Program serves hundreds of patients from more than 50 countries around the world. Services include:

  • Clinical triage, medical management, direct admission, and discharge planning by staffed international medical directors;
  • 24/7 patient coordination in multiple languages including English, Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean among others;
  • Remote second opinions available with top physicians in a variety of clinical specialties;
  • Complimentary certified medical interpretation in more than 50 different languages;
  • Complimentary transportation to and from medical appointments and airport;
  • 24/7 Guest Services coordination for concierge needs including lodging, banking, and mobile phone set-up;
  • Personalized financial coordination for cost estimates;
  • Primary care services for international patients and their companions;
  • International Patient Lounge in downtown Chicago that allows patients to access concierge services; including free WiFi, international TV channels, meditation rooms, and complimentary snacks.
  • Country: United States

    5758 S Maryland Avenue, MC 9040, RM1405, Chicago, Illinois, 60637, USA

    Inpatients treated annually: 44,000
    Outpatients treated annually: 1,400,000

    Phone: +1-773 702.0506

    Date Founded: 1927

    Number of doctors: 1,300
    Number of nurses: 3,300
    Number of beds: 1,296

    Last updated on 10 January 2019