Christopher Skelly, MD

Vascular Surgery, Surgery | More

Professor of Surgery Chief, Section of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Medical Director, Noninvasive Vascular Imaging Laboratories

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.

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Christopher Skelly, MD specializes in vascular surgery. He performs a full range of open and endovascular procedures, including the treatment of carotid disease, complex aortic pathologies and peripheral vascular disease. In addition, he performs minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of median arcuate ligament syndrome.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Skelly directs a research laboratory aimed at improving outcomes and durability of vascular graft repairs. As a 2008 recipient of the NHLBI Jointly Sponsored Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, his research is funded by the American Vascular Association (AVA)/American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Dr. Skelly has authored more than 35 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and several book chapters and reviews. He is working on numerous clinical trials, including a below-knee arterial bypass trial, for which he serves as site-principal investigator.

UChicago Faculty Physicians who provide services at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are not employees or agents of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • New York Medical College

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Fellowship

  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Heart Association
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS 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 Since2005

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English