Gregory Zagaja, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Gregory Zagaja, MD

Professor of Surgery Director, Prostate Cancer Program

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

Board Certifications

  • Urology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Urological Association

Practicing Since

  • 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University College Galway School of Medicine


  • University Hospital Galway; Yale New Haven Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine; Johns Hopkins Hospital


  • Johns Hopkins Hospital

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