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Kenneth Pursell, MD

Professor of Medicine

Kenneth Pursell, MD, is skilled in the prevention and treatment of infections in transplant recipients and the management of HIV/AIDS. He has special expertise in the treatment and management of patients who receive stem cell and solid organ transplants. As chief transplant consultant, Dr. Pursell plays a critical role in the success of transplant procedures. He also sees patients in the general infectious diseases clinic, specializing in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

His research interests include developing a surrogate marker of immune function to identify transplant patients at risk for invasive fungal infections, complicated cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections following transplantation, and studying solid organ transplantation in HIV patients.

Practice Location

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine

Medical School

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York


American Society of Microbiology
American Society of Transplantation
HIV Medicine Association
Infectious Diseases Society of America
International Immunocompromised Host Society

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-2710

Office Postal Address

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

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Selected Publications

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