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Christopher Sola Olopade, MD, MPH

Professor of Family Medicine and Medicine

Clinical Director, Global Health Initiative

Dr. Sola Olopade is a highly skilled pulmonologist with expertise and special clinical interests in asthma, chronic obstructive lung diseases (chronic bronchitis and emphysema), bronchiectasis and eosinophilic lung diseases.

His research focuses on determining appropriate or best practices for asthma management through collaborative and multi-center clinical research projects. Dr. Olopade's current asthma research focuses on the relationship between environmental and genetic factors and how they affect the expression of asthma--particularly in a developing country setting, such as Nigeria. Additionally, his research provides a comprehensive look at regional differences, comparing rural and urban settings, and ultimately comparing similar settings to inner city Chicago.

Dr. Olopade is well published in asthma and has spoken on the subject in local and international settings. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr. Olopade received the American College of Chest Physicians Humanitarian Award for his work on stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS among university students in Nigeria in 2006, and again in 2010 for his work to protect women and children from the hazards of exposure to indoor pollution related to the use of biomass for cooking. He has also received peer recognition, being named one of the "Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctors Inc.

Practice Location

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine

Medical School

University of Ibadan

Internship and Residency

John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, Chicago


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


American Association of Bronchology
American College of Chest Physicians
American Physiological Society
American Sleep Disorders Association
American Society of Bioethics and Humanities
American Thoracic Society

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-9660

Office Fax

(773) 702-6500

Office Postal Address

Christopher 'Sola Olopade, MD, MPH
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6076
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Olopade

Dr. Olopade is the clinical director of the University of Chicago Global Health Initiative, a program dedicated to improving health through research, education and service.

The University of Chicago Medicine's ScienceLife blog features Dr. Olopade in a brief video about fighting indoor air pollution in Nigeria.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Olopade's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.