Sandra Valaistis, MD

Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology


Chief, Section of Gynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an expert in treating women with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and other disorders of the urogenital system. Her areas of interest include suburethral slings, complex reconstructive pelvic surgery, robotic surgery, repair of genitourinary fistulae, and the treatments of mesh complications and erosion. She is a member of the interdisciplinary care team in the Center for Pelvic Health.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Valaitis has lectured nationally and internationally to faculty, fellows, residents, medical students, nursing staff, and community audiences. She is the recipient of several awards for leadership and teaching excellence. Dr. Valaitis has been named a “Top Doctor” in women’s health byChicago magazine annually since 2011.

Practice Locations

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine 
5758 S. Maryland Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery 
3722 Harlem Avenue, Suite 201 
Riverside, IL 60546

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

The University of Chicago Medicine


St. Georges Hospital, London, United Kingdom


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
American Urogynecologic Society 
Association of American Colleges 
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics 
National Association for Continence 
North American Menopause Society

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6118

Office Fax

(773) 702-5159

Office Postal Address

Sandra Valaitis, MD 
The University of Chicago Medicine 
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2050 
Chicago, IL 60637

Related Videos

What’s New in Urogynecology? Robotic Sacrocolpopexy & the Trouble with Mesh Video

What’s New in Urogynecology? Robotic Sacrocolpopexy & the Trouble with Mesh

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Sandra Valaitis, discusses minimally invasive approaches to urogynocology, as well as some recent troubles with Mesh.