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Associate Professor of Medicine

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.


Marc Bissonnette, MD, is a gastroenterologist with research interests in colon and colorectal cancer. Dr. Bissonnette has a particular interest in the use of drugs or dietary agents to prevent, delay or reverse the development of cancer.

Currently, he is involved in the development of a sensitive blood test for colorectal cancer detection with the ultimate goal to deploy this test on Chicago’s South Side to reduce health care disparities. He is also focused on interactions between diet and the body’s defense system in colon cancer development.

Dr. Bissonnette has published more than 100 original peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals, including Clinical Cancer Research, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Nutrition and Cancer.


Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


  • Naval Hospital Philadelphia


  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania


  • National Institutes of Health

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Gastroenterology Research Group
  • 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 Since1983

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Languages Spoken

  • English