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David Pitrak, MD

Professor of Medicine

Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases

David Pitrak, MD, is highly skilled in the treatment of infectious diseases and has special expertise and experience in the management of immunocompromised patients. This includes stem cell and solid organ transplant recipients, patients with HIV infection and patients with other primary or acquired immune deficiencies.

He has overseen significant advancements in clinical activities in the Section of Infectious Diseases, including the establishment of the Immunocompromised Host Consult Service, and the expansion of the general infectious diseases clinic and the Adult HIV Care Program. This includes the WATCH Clinic, which focuses on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. Additionally, Dr. Pitrak has worked to enhance clinical care for complex cases in the HIV clinic by securing resources and enabling multidisciplinary teamwork. He also supervised the opening of the Travel Clinic, which offers consultation, immunizations and preventive care for travelers.

Dr. Pitrak's academic interests include the development of new HIV therapies, rebuilding immune response in HIV patients and investigating the relationship between immune defects and risk for infection in transplantation. He also is the Primary Investigator on a CDC award for expanded HIV testing for disproportionately affected populations in healthcare settings and enhanced linkage into care in Chicago.

Practice Locations

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

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine

Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Internship, Residencies and Fellowship

University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago


HIV Medical Association
Immunocompromised Host Society
Infectious Diseases Society of America
International AIDS Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-2710

Office Fax

(773) 702-8998

Office Postal Address

David Pitrak, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5065
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Infectious diseases
  • Immunocompromised patients
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Transplant infections

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Read More About Dr. Pitrak

Dr. Pitrak has consistently been named one of the Best Doctors in America.

In 2004, Dr. Pitrak was recognized as an Outstanding Educator by the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Selected Publications

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