Victor Gordeuk

Professor of Medicine


Victor Gordeuk; Sickle Cell Center; professor of medicine

Dr. Victor Gordeuk

Sickle cell disease, iron overload and iron deficiency, malaria, and congenital polycythemia are among the health issues Dr. Victor Gordeuk has studied — as a primary-care physician at a rural hospital in South Africa and as a field researcher. He focused on iron metabolism while at the University of Zimbabwe; on malaria in rural southern Zambia; and on congenital polycythemia in Russia.

Gordeuk, a professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology, has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed research publications and more than 50 review papers and book chapters. Prior to joining the UIC College of Medicine, he held faculty positions at Case Western Reserve University, George Washington University and Howard University.

Subject areas:

  • Benign hematology
  • Sickle-cell disease
  • Iron metabolism disorders
  • Congenital polycythemia
  • Malarial anemia
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