‚ÄčUniversity of Chicago to lead initiative to improve diabetes care in vulnerable, underserved communities in U.S.

Published Fri 1/5/18

The University of Chicago has been selected by the Merck Foundation to play a national leadership role in a $16 million, five-year initiative to improve access to high-quality diabetes care among the most vulnerable and underserved communities throughout the country.

Dean Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD

A prominent diabetes researcher, physician and educator, Dr. Polonsky oversees the University's research and education programs in the biological sciences and medicine.

What you need to know about treating varicose veins

Published Tue 11/7/17

"We're board-certified vascular surgeons with state-of-the-art tools have cared for a lot of patients with varicose veins, and we offer a full spectrum of care," said vascular surgeon Ross Milner, MD.

Robert T. Kavitt, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine


Areas of Expertise:

  • Achalasia
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children
  • Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Colon Cancer Prevention


CARES program makes strides to increase colorectal cancer screening in Cook County

Published Tue 3/14/17

In 2015, the University of Chicago Medicine's new Center for Asian Health Equity received a $3.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings in Chicago's Cook County. The grant led to the formation of Cook County CARES (Colorectal Cancer Alliance to Reinforce and Enhance Screening), a partnership between the university and local community health organizations. The partnership's intermediate goals are to achieve a population level of 80 percent CRC screening by 2018 in Cook County by increasing equity and decreasing disparities.


Our orthopaedic surgeons provide advanced treatments for complex and common fractures

Published Wed 11/8/17

The snap, crackle and pop of middle-aged bones is epidemic, said Douglas R. Dirschl, MD, chair of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation medicine at UChicago Medicine.


How medical scribes may change your regular check-up

Published Tue 7/17/18

UChicago Medicine researchers make a case for medical scribes to take a more prevalent role in general medicine visits.

Meniscus tear is treated with robotic-arm assisted total knee replacement surgery

Published Sat 4/1/17

Michael and Karen Gamperl both needed knee replacements. The husband and wife from Homer Glen, Ill., had been seeing University of Chicago Medicine orthopaedic surgeon, Sherwin Ho, MD, for treatment of knee pain related to meniscus tears and arthritis for several years. "Over time, we had arthroscopic surgery, gene therapy and cortisone injections," said Karen, "but we both got to the point that knee replacement surgery was the next best option for relieving the pain." Ho referred the couple to colleague Hue Luu, MD, an expert in knee and hip replacement.


Q&A with leading OB/GYN ultrasound expert Jacques Abramowicz, MD

Published Tue 2/19/19

University of Chicago Medicine obstetrician/gynecologist Jacques Abramowicz, MD, answers questions about the importance of ultrasound medicine.


Sports medicine expert helps baseball player prevent long-term elbow and shoulder injury

Published Sat 7/1/17

It was the second game of a double header and Brandon Kelly was 15 pitches in. The pitcher got the sign from the catcher and delivered a side arm slider. "My elbow popped and my arm just 'fell,'" said Brandon, 14, who was pitching for a Marian Catholic High School baseball game in April when he was injured.