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Tessa Balach

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentOrthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Collapse education and training
    University of Chicago Medicine Fellowship07/2011Orthopaedic Oncology
    University of Chicago Medicine Residency6/2010Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of Chicago Medicine, Internship06/2006General Surgery
    New York Medical CollegeMD05/2005Medicine
    University of Chicago, Chicago, ILBA06/2001Biology
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    2018 - 2019• American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery Leadership Fellows Program
    2018• The University of Chicago Quality & Safety: Poster Winner
    2014• Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society – Practice Enhancement Travelling Fellowship
    2013 - 2018• Emerging Leaders Program – American Orthopaedic Association

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    1. Balach T, Conforti LN, Sangha S, Edgar L, Ames E. Qualitative Study of Orthopedic Surgery Milestones 1.0: Burdens and Benefits. J Surg Educ. 2022 Sep-Oct; 79(5):1259-1269. PMID: 35717389.
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    2. Berardi G, Frey-Law L, Sluka KA, Bayman EO, Coffey CS, Ecklund D, Vance CGT, Dailey DL, Burns J, Buvanendran A, McCarthy RJ, Jacobs J, Zhou XJ, Wixson R, Balach T, Brummett CM, Clauw D, Colquhoun D, Harte SE, Harris RE, Williams DA, Chang AC, Waljee J, Fisch KM, Jepsen K, Laurent LC, Olivier M, Langefeld CD, Howard TD, Fiehn O, Jacobs JM, Dakup P, Qian WJ, Swensen AC, Lokshin A, Lindquist M, Caffo BS, Crainiceanu C, Zeger S, Kahn A, Wager T, Taub M, Ford J, Sutherland SP, Wandner LD. Multi-Site Observational Study to Assess Biomarkers for Susceptibility or Resilience to Chronic Pain: The Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS) Study Protocol. Front Med (Lausanne). 2022; 9:849214. PMID: 35547202.
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    3. Jardaly A, Ponce B, Balach T, Levine W, Kogan M, Patt JC. Perceptions of the Universal Interview Offer Day in the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Interview Process. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2022 07 01; 30(13):586-593. PMID: 34921547.
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    4. Bradley AT, King CA, Lin Y, Sculco P, Balach T, Landy DC. Distinguishing Periprosthetic Crystalline Arthropathy from Infection in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review. J Knee Surg. 2022 May; 35(6):668-675. PMID: 32942331.
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    5. Siegel MA, Balach T, Sweeney KR, Nystrom LM, Colman MW. Sacroiliac joint cut accuracy: Comparing new technologies in an idealized sawbones model. J Surg Oncol. 2020 Nov; 122(6):1218-1225. PMID: 32761627.
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    6. King CA, Landy DC, Bradley AT, Scott B, Curran J, Devanagondi S, Balach T, Mica MC. Opioid Naive Surgeons and Opioid-Tolerant Patients: Can Education Alter Prescribing Patterns to Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients? J Knee Surg. 2021 Aug; 34(10):1042-1047. PMID: 32131101.
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    7. Adams OE, Cruz SA, Balach T, Dirschl DR, Shi LL, Lee MJ. Do 30-Day Reoperation Rates Adequately Measure Quality in Orthopedic Surgery? Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020 02; 46(2):72-80. PMID: 31899155.
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    8. King C, Curran J, Devanagondi S, Balach T, Conti Mica M. Targeted Intervention to Increase Awareness of Opioid Overprescribing Significantly Reduces Narcotic Prescribing Within an Academic Orthopaedic Practice. J Surg Educ. 2020 Mar - Apr; 77(2):413-421. PMID: 31587957.
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    9. Webber T, Lawlor M, Balach T. Streptococcus pneumoniae Osteomyelitis in a 25-Year-Old Man as the Initial Presentation of Multiple Myeloma: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2017 Jul-Sep; 7(3):e72. PMID: 29244706.
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    10. O'Sullivan MB, Saha D, Clement JM, Dowsett RJ, Pacheco RA, Balach T. Team Approach: The Treatment of Metastatic Tumors of the Femoral Diaphysis. JBJS Rev. 2017 02 07; 5(2). PMID: 28248740.
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    11. Balach T. Atypical Femur Fractures Associated With Diphosphonate Use - The Author Replies. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Jan; 24(1):e20. PMID: 27081687.
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    12. Balach T, Baldwin PC, Intravia J. Atypical Femur Fractures Associated With Diphosphonate Use. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Sep; 23(9):550-7. PMID: 26195566.
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    13. Miller BJ, Avedian RS, Rajani R, Leddy L, White JR, Cummings J, Balach T, MacDonald K. What is the use of imaging before referral to an orthopaedic oncologist? A prospective, multicenter investigation. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Mar; 473(3):868-74. PMID: 24777726.
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    14. Erwteman AS, Balach T. Clinical evaluation and management of benign soft tissue tumors of the extremities. Cancer Treat Res. 2014; 162:171-202. PMID: 25070236.
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    15. Balach T, Stacy GS, Haydon RC. The clinical evaluation of soft tissue tumors. Radiol Clin North Am. 2011 Nov; 49(6):1185-96, vi. PMID: 22024294.
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    16. Balach T, Stacy GS, Peabody TD. The clinical evaluation of bone tumors. Radiol Clin North Am. 2011 Nov; 49(6):1079-93, v. PMID: 22024289.
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    17. Hussain W, Balach T, Leland JM. Vascular injury involving proximal medial-to-lateral oblique locking screw insertion in tibial intramedullary nailing. Acta Orthop Belg. 2011 Jun; 77(3):414-8. PMID: 21846016.
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