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Mary E. Strek, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Respiratory Clinical Research

Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic

Mary Strek, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex pulmonary diseases, with a focus on bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary complications of connective tissue disorders.

She directs a clinical research program that seeks to study and better understand the natural history of these pulmonary diseases and test new medications for patients with asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Strek's goal is to provide improved treatment for patients with pulmonary diseases.

A respected lecturer, Dr. Strek has spoken at conferences around the country. She is an associate editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and sits on the editorial boards of Chest and the Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society.

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

Internal Medicine
Critical Care
Pulmonary Diseases

Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School

Internship, Residency, and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine


American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-9660

Office Fax

(773) 702-6500

Office Postal Address

Mary E. Strek, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6076
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Strek

When pulmonary fibrosis left her in need of a new lung, Lisa Wright turned to Dr. Strek and the Interstitial Lung Disease Program. She credits the team approach to care for her quick recovery after transplant surgery. Learn more.

Selected Publications

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