Nikunj K. Chokshi, MD

Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Surgery | More

Associate Professor of Surgery Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

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.

Nikunj K. Chokshi, MD, is a highly-skilled pediatric surgeon. He specializes in surgery for lung abnormalities, inflammatory bowel disease and solid tumors. Dr. Chokshi also has expertise in minimally invasive surgery, which reduces his patients' recovery time, pain and scarring.

Through his research, Dr. Chokshi has investigated surgical diseases that impact infants and children. He is also assessing ways to improve surgical techniques and processes. Dr. Chokshi has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, such as Pediatric Transplantation and Surgery.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago


  • Froedtert Hospital


  • Keck Medicine of University of Southern California


  • SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital; Keck Medicine of University of Southern California

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Pediatric Surgical 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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Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

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UChicago Medicine Orland Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2011

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Languages Spoken

  • English