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Edward Garrity, MD

Professor of Medicine

Vice Chair, Clinical Operations

Associate Director, Transplantation Services

Dr. Edward Garrity is an internationally recognized expert in the care and treatment of adults with advanced lung disease, including emphysema and pulmonary vascular disease. Physicians from around the Midwest refer patients to Dr. Garrity. He is an expert in medications and other therapies that can help improve lung function in severely diseased lungs.

A pioneer in lung transplantation, Dr. Garrity helped start one of the first successful lung transplant programs in the Midwest. He has cared for more than 600 lung transplant patients since 1986. Dr. Garrity and his colleagues provide pre- and post-transplant care for about 15 new lung and heart-lung transplant patients each year.

Dr. Garrity has a special interest in the treatment of cystic fibrosis with medications and lung transplantation. He has helped hundreds of adults and children with this debilitating disease.

A respected researcher, Dr. Garrity has published dozens of papers on pulmonary-related topics, including review articles on lung transplantation that have helped guide treatment throughout the country. Prior research interests include chest wall mechanics and respiratory muscle function. He also oversees clinical trials testing the effect of experimental drugs in preventing infection and rejection in lung transplant patients.

Dr. Garrity’s opinion is sought by other physicians from around the world. He has spoken at national and international conferences. He has also chaired or participated in advisory committees for the American Lung Association, the Gift of Hope, and especially, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

For several years, Dr. Garrity has been named a "Top Doctor" by Castle and Connolly Medical Ltd.

Practice Locations

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

150 E. Huron Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd.
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine

Medical School

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago


The University of Chicago Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago


American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Physicians
American Federation for Clinical Research
American Thoracic Society
American Society of Transplantation
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
Regional Organ Bank of Illinois (ROBI)
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-1119

Office Fax

(773) 702-6113

Office Postal Address

Edward Garrity, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 0999
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Garrity

As an integral part of the lung transplant team, Dr. Garrity helped a young cystic fibrosis patient regain her lung capacity. Today, Josie Nordman leads an active life as a busy college student. » Read her story.

Selected Publications

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