Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Oncology | More

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

Close
773-834-3531 Request an Appointment Refer a Patient
Tessa Balach, MD
As an orthopaedic oncologist, Tessa Balach, MD, provides comprehensive surgical care for bone and soft tissue tumors. She treats a broad range of benign and malignant tumors in adults and children. As a member of the medical center's multidisciplinary physician team, Dr. Balach works closely with other experts to provide highly specialized, individualized care for patients with common and rare bone and soft tissue tumors. She also provides surgical care for metastatic bone disease, often stabilizing weak bones to prevent fractures associated with breast, lung, prostate or kidney metastases.

Additionally, Dr. Balach specializes in joint replacement surgery, with particular expertise in hip and knee replacement.

Also an active researcher, she currently leads and contributes to clinical studies designed to advance the comprehensive treatment and management of bone diseases and injuries. Dr. Balach serves as a mentor and instructor to medical students, residents and fellows. She has also authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals and medical publications, in addition to delivering presentations at numerous professional meetings.

Medical Education

  • New York Medical College

Internship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

UChicago Medicine Orland Park

Request an Appointment at UChicago Medicine Orland Park or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

To Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

At a Glance

Practicing Since2011

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English