About Us

The University of Chicago Medicine, the Division of the Biological Sciences, and the Pritzker School of Medicine are at the forefront of tackling the world’s most pressing medical challenges.

On the University of Chicago’s compact, integrated campus, faculty doing research in the lab work alongside doctors caring for patients at the bedside. At the same time, we educate and train the next generation of physicians and scientists who go on to expand the frontiers of science and medicine.

Our scholars take an interdisciplinary approach to research, creating new knowledge to solve complex medical mysteries. Since the University’s 1892 founding, this collaborative approach has led our researchers to discover the link between cancer and genetics, first-ever treatments for diabetes and heart disease, and new keys to understanding our evolutionary past—all for the benefit of our patients and to advance human health around the world.

Our Leadership

At the helm is Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine, and executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Chicago. Sharon O'Keefe serves as president of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Stewardship of the medical center is also provided by the University of Chicago Medical Center Board of Trustees.