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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64 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

"I’d like to start off with saying thank you to Dr. Balkhy and his whole team. Originally, I was suppose to get surgery at another hospital that was going to preform open heart surgery and the week before surgery they cancelled the surgery because the surgeon was not confident that he would be able to do the repair.

I was then referred to Dr. Balkhy and his team and from beginning to end the confidence that they exude is what you need especially with a procedure like this. He made me feel comfortable and gave me the confidence that I made the right decision with him. The end result he was able to repair my mitral valve and now I am able to like the rest of my life with no worry about the leaking valve.

Thank you again Dr. Balkhy you were a godsend and my family and I are thankful that you saved my life."

-- Julio Ramirez, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 12/14/2023

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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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Watch Educational Video with Dr. Husam Balkhy

Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Balkhy in this video:

  • Surgeon Insights: Heart Valve Disorders and Coronary Artery Disease

Page last updated: February 8, 2024