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Cardiac Surgery (Heart Surgery), Surgery | More

Clinical Associate of Surgery

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.


Gianluca Torregrossa, MD, is an expert cardiac surgeon who stands by the belief that quality heart care can transform a patient’s life. Dr. Torregrossa joins our world-renowned robotic and minimally invasive heart program where he will combine advance technology and minimally invasive approaches to provide excellent patient care. Dr. Torregrossa performs robotic mitral valve repair, advanced robotic coronary artery bypass grafting and minimally invasive surgery for cardiac arrhythmia with minimal scaring and a faster recovery time.

Dr. Torregrossa’s unceasing commitment to quality care is also evidences by his devotion to ongoing research in order to evaluate techniques and therapies that improve the life of his patients. Dr. Torregrossa has authored more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Circulation. He was awarded the Cox Maze Fellowship from the American Association of Thoracic Surgery.

Medical Education

  • Universita Di Padova Facolta Di Medicina


  • Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova


  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • 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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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Arabic