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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. 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. 2021 Dec 16. PMID: 34921547.
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    2. 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. 2020 Sep 17. PMID: 32942331.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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