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Local Breakthroughs in Diseases

Related: Top Disease Doctors Photo: Courtesy of UChicago Medicine The Cancer Dismantler Hedy Kindler, an oncologist at UChicago Medicine, may have found the Achilles’ heel of pancreatic cancer. The drug olaparib is given to breast and ovarian cancer patients who have mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes because it targets cells with those variations. … Read more

COVID-19-Related Specialties

EDITOR’S NOTE: As of April 7, COVID-19 had become the leading cause of death on a daily basis in the United States. Specialties key to the fight against the virus — infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary disease — have been relisted here. Subspecialties Infectious Disease Cardiovascular Disease Pulmonary Disease Infectious Disease Frederick S. Alexander Silver Cross Hospital, New … Read more

Organs & Glands

Subspecialties Dermatology Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Gastroenterology Ophthalmology Otolaryngology Pulmonary Disease Urology Dermatology Murad Alam Melanoma; Mohs surgery; skin cancer. Northwestern Memorial. 312-695-6647 Mark A. Berk Laser surgery; skin cancer. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. 847-234-6121 Kenneth Bielinski Mohs surgery; skin cancer and moles. Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. 708-636-3767 Diana Bolotin Laser and … Read more

Radiology

Subspecialties Diagnostic Radiology Nuclear Medicine Vascular & Interventional Radiology Diagnostic Radiology Abraham H. Dachman Abdominal and gastrointestinal imaging; pancreatic cancer. UChicago Medicine. 888-824-0200 David Baruch Ecanow Mammography. NorthShore University HealthSystem. 847-570-2475 Jacob S. Ecanow Breast cancer and imaging; mammography. NorthShore University HealthSystem. 847-570-2475 Hal Kipfer Breast cancer; breast imaging; breast MRI; mammography. DuPage Medical Group. … Read more

Other Specialties

Subspecialties Geriatric Medicine Neurology Pain Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Psychiatry Geriatric Medicine June M. McKoy Bone health; dementia; depression; geriatric oncology; healthy aging; memory disorders; osteoporosis. Northwestern Memorial. 312-695-8630 Neurology Sabra M. Abbott Sleep disorders. Northwestern Memorial. 312-695-7950 Sandeep K. Aggarwal EMG. Northwestern Memorial. 312-695-7950 Neil Allen Dizziness and vertigo; multiple sclerosis; pain management. … Read more

Cardiology

Subspecialties Cardiac Electrophysiology Cardiovascular Disease Interventional Cardiology Cardiac Electrophysiology Rishi K. Arora Atrial fibrillation; defibrillators; pacemakers. Northwestern Memorial. 312-664-3278 Adarsh Bhan Arrhythmias; catheter ablation; defibrillators; pacemakers. Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest. 708-799-8700 Thomas E. Bump Arrhythmias; catheter ablation; defibrillators; pacemakers. Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. 708-346-5562 Martin C. Burke Arrhythmias; atrial fibrillation; ventricular … Read more

Cancer

Subspecialties Diagnostic Radiology Gynecologic Oncology Hematology Hepatology Hospice & Palliative Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Oncology Radiation Oncology Diagnostic Radiology Abraham H. Dachman Abdominal and gastrointestinal imaging; pancreatic cancer. UChicago Medicine. 888-824-0200 David Baruch Ecanow Mammography. NorthShore University HealthSystem. 847-570-2475 Jacob S. Ecanow Breast cancer and imaging; mammography. NorthShore University HealthSystem. 847-570-2475 Hal Kipfer Breast cancer, … Read more

Infectious Disease

Frederick S. Alexander Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox. 815-726-1818 John M. Andreoni Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. 708-361-5778 Jean-Luc Benoit UChicago Medicine. 773-834-1443 Robert J. Citronberg Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge. 847-663-9400 Nina M. Clark Loyola Medicine. 888-584-7888 Susan Ellen Cohn Northwestern Memorial. 312-926-8358 James Cook Loyola Medicine. 708-216-3232 Catherine M. Creticos Advocate … Read more

Surgery

Subspecialties Colon & Rectal Surgery Neurological Surgery Orthopedic Surgery Plastic Surgery Surgery Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery Colon & Rectal Surgery John Robert Andrews Anal, colon, and rectal cancer; anorectal disorders; sphincter preservation. Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest. 847-234-4310 Amy L. Halverson Colon and rectal cancer and surgery; fecal incontinence; laparoscopic surgery; sphincter preservation. Northwestern Memorial. 312-695-0990 … Read more