About Dr. Husam Balkhy,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Husam Balkhy and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from KAU College of Medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1987. To date, I have performed approximately 4,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,800 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at University of Chicago Medicine. Read more...

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48 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Balkhy

Patient Review of Dr. Husam Balkhy

"Excellent is the best word that I can think of to describe my treatment by Dr. Balkhy."

-- Joe Gimbel, heart valve surgery patient

"Dr. Balkhy was absolutely wonderful. He listened, answered my 25 plus questions honestly and with integrity, and genuinely seemed to care about me and doing the best he can for ALL of his patients. I’m so grateful that my cardiologist recommended him to me, although I feel quite certain I would have found him no matter what, as it wasn’t easy for me to deal with having this surgery.

I’ve always been quite healthy and active and it was a real blow to hear my mitral valve had severe regurgitation and needed to be surgically repaired. I’m four weeks post surgery as I write this, and while I’ve had a couple of “hiccups” with my recovery, Dr. Balkhy and his whole wonderful team (shout out to Chirocka) continue to get me through them and reassure me that my mitral valve repair was a complete success. I deal with osteopenia so having a sternotomy was not an option I was willing to undergo.

I’m very grateful for and to him, and would recommend him to anyone who needed heart surgery. "

-- Melody Vantucci, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 10/25/2022

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Robotic cardiac surgery including mitral valve surgery
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
  • Atrial fibrillation treatment

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Robotic cardiac surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation
  • Totally endoscopic coronary surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Husam Balkhy, heart surgeon, graduated from KAU College of Medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1987.

Dr. Balkhy completed his General Surgery Residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in 1994. He then completed a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Lahey Clinic in 1995 and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Tufts New England Medical Center in 1997.

In addition to being board certified in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Balkhy was awarded the Spirit of Caring in Health Innovation Award by Community Memorial Hospital.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Husam Balkhy, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Balkhy, you can:

  • Call (773) 757-5030 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Balkhy is located at 5841 S. Maryland Ave., Chicago, IL 60637. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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Page last updated: November 24, 2022