Gregory Zagaja, MD

Urology, Surgery, Urologic Oncology (Urologic Cancer) | More

Professor of Surgery Director, Prostate Cancer Program

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.


Gregory Zagaja, MD, specializes in urologic oncology, with particular expertise in the management of prostate cancer and bladder cancer. He performs minimally invasive surgical techniques designed to preserve urinary control and sexual function for prostate cancer patients. A national leader in the development of robotic assisted laparoscopic prostate cancer surgery, he has been instrumental in the development of the University of Chicago Robotic Surgery Program. Dr. Zagaja and his colleagues have critically analyzed their outcomes data in assessment of the robotic technique. By implementing surgical modifications to the robotics approach, he has helped to maximize quality of life while ensuring optimal cancer control.

Dr. Zagaja and his colleagues host an annual robotics training course, assisting other urologists in the intricacies of performing the robotic prostatectomy. He is actively involved in clinical research assessing outcomes related to prostate cancer surgery. He also serves as a reviewer for multiple urological journals, and an advisor to the University of Chicago Clinical Trials Review Committee.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • National University of Ireland School of Medicine


  • Johns Hopkins Medicine


  • Johns Hopkins Medicine


  • Johns Hopkins Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Urological Association
  • 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 Since1998

Board Certifications

  • Urology

Languages Spoken

  • English