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Dr. Jessica Kandel, MD

Pediatric Surgeon, Surgeon

Chicago, IL

About Dr. Jessica Kandel

*** This clinic does not accept self-pay patients. *** Jessica J. Kandel, MD, is an expert in pediatric surgery. She specializes in the treatment of pediatric cancers, including Wilms tumor, neuroblastoma and hepatoblastoma, as well as vascular anomalies (hemangiomas, venous malformations, lymphatic malformations). Dr. Kandel's research focuses on the development and differentiation of blood vessels (angiogenesis) in solid tumors and vascular anomalies. She was a leader in early studies that suppressed tumor growth by blocking vascular endothelial growth factor, a protein that stimulates angiogenesis. Dr. Kandel's work contributed to the development of bevacizumab, a drug used to manage metastatic colorectal, lung, and kidney cancers. As the primary investigator on several long-term studies, Dr. Kandel's current goal is to understand how tumors become resistant to therapies in order to identify new treatments for refractory cancers. Her research has been funded by notable organizations including the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Dr. Kandel has contributed widely to medical literature, publishing more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and three book chapters on angiogenesis and tumor growth. She currently serves as an editor for Oncology Letters and as an ad hoc reviewer for several other scientific journals. In addition, Dr. Kandel is a popular speaker and a dedicated educator, mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows on a range of research projects related to tumor modeling. In order to best serve you, please remember to provide your unique member ID number on your insurance card for your appointment. If this is not provided, you may expect a call from our office to get that information prior to

In-network insurances

  • APWU
  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance


  • Pediatric Surgeon
  • Surgeon

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Hospital affiliations

  • The University of Chicago Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery (Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Columbia University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (Internship)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (Residency)
  • Boston Children's Hospital (Fellowship)
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Fellowship)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • American Surgical Association
  • International Society of Paediatric Surgical Oncology

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Languages spoken

  • English

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Dr. Jessica Kandel's office locations

University of Chicago Medicine Hyde Park

UChicago Medicine Hyde Park

5721 South Maryland Avenue, 4th Floor

Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Hyde Park

UChicago Medicine Evergreen Park

2850 West 95th Street, Suite 12

Evergreen Park, IL 60805

University of Chicago Medicine Hyde Park

UChicago Medicine Merrillville

99 East 86th Avenue, Suite C

Merrillville, IN 46410

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