Tamar Polonsky, MD

Cardiology (Heart Care) | More

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.

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Tamar Polonsky, MD, MSCI, is a general cardiologist who treats a wide range of cardiac conditions, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) and valve disease.

Dr. Polonsky also specializes in the management of heart disease in cancer patients (cardio-oncology). She works closely with oncologists and surgeons to take care of patients with preexisting heart disease and to help monitor for potential cardiac complications from chemotherapy and radiation. 

Dr. Polonsky has research expertise in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention. She has experience analyzing data from large cohort studies, with the aim of finding novel ways to predict a person's risk of developing heart disease. 

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Residency

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Heart Association
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS 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 Since2002

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Languages Spoken

  • English
Women’s Heart Health: Expert Q&A

Dr. Tamar Polonsky and Dr. Amita Singh discuss how women can help manage existing heart disease.

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