Aytekin Oto, MD, MBA

Radiology, Surgery | More

Professor of Radiology and Surgery Chair, Department of Radiology
Chief Physician, Head of the Faculty Practice Plan and Dean for Clinical Affairs

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

Aytekin Oto, MD, MBA, is an expert in abdominal radiology -- imaging of the liver, pancreas, prostate and bowel. Working with colleagues in medical and surgical subspecialties, he provides optimized patient care for adults with abdominal and pelvic disorders. He has a special interest in imaging of the prostate, magnetic resonance (MR) guided biopsies and MR guided focal therapy.

Dr. Oto is active in clinical research. He has several NIH, federal and industry sponsored research grants focusing on advanced MR techniques for improved prostate cancer diagnosis, MRI-guided prostate cancer ablation and MR-guided high frequency ultrasound ablation of uterine fibroids.

Dr. Oto has given more than 120 presentations and lectures at scientific meetings around the world. An accomplished author, he has published more than 120 articles and has authored numerous book chapters. He also serves as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and several journals, and on the editorial board of the World Journal of Radiology. Dr. Oto is the recipient of many awards and distinctions for his teaching, research and clinical work.


Areas of Expertise

  • Abdominal Imaging
  • MRI-Guided Focal Laser Ablation

Medical Education

  • Hacettepe University Medical School


  • Hacettepe Medical Center


  • Hacettepe Medical Center


  • Cleveland Clinic

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1997

Board Certifications

  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English