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Gokhan M. Mutlu, MD

Professor of Medicine

Chief, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

An expert in pulmonary and critical care and sleep medicine, Gokhan Mutlu, MD, cares for patients with respiratory diseases and sleep disorders.

Dr. Mutlu's research focuses on the mechanisms of lung inflammation and acute respiratory distress syndrome. He currently is the primary investigator of a study that examines how air pollution causes lung injury and triggers blood clots and heart attacks. In addition, Dr. Mutlu mentors medical students, residents and fellows on various research projects.

Dr. Mutlu serves on the editorial boards and as a reviewer for several prominent scientific publications, including The American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and PLoS One. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Practice Locations

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

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases
Critical Care Medicine
Sleep Medicine

Medical School

Istanbul University


Istanbul University
Michael Reese Hospital


University of Illinois at Chicago (pulmonary and critical care medicine, sleep disorders medicine)


American Thoracic Society
American Society of Clinical Investigation
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American College of Chest Physicians

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-1456

Office Fax

(773) 702-6500

Office Postal Address

Gokhan M. Mutlu, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6076
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiratory failure
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Central sleep apnea

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Selected Publications

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