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Michael L. Maitland, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical oncologist Michael Maitland, MD, PhD, focuses on caring for patients with metastatic lung cancer, and patients with different types of advanced solid tumors who are interested in experimental treatment.

He is a broadly trained physician-scientist who leads a research program in translational medicine and cancer therapeutics. The goal of translational medicine is to improve patient care by quickly and effectively applying recent advances in laboratory research. The program currently concentrates on kinase inhibitors, a large and promising class of new cancer drugs.

Dr. Maitland applies his expertise in human genetics, clinical pharmacology, molecular biology, and clinical investigation to develop new methods to tailor the selection and dosing of medical treatment to each patient's specific circumstances. Personalized treatment aims to make cancer care more effective, but with fewer side effects and complications.

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

Clinical Pharmacology

Medical School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Internship and Residency

New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill/Cornell Medical Center, New York


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
The University of Chicago Medicine


American Association for Cancer Research
American Heart Association
American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Human Genetics
Cancer and Leukemia Group B

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-4400

Office Fax

(773) 834-0188

Office Postal Address

Michael L. Maitland, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Learn More About Dr. Maitland

Dr. Maitland is part of a team of researchers studying the most effective ways to personalize medicine based on an individual's genotype. "There is tremendous potential for this information to improve patient care," Maitland said. Learn more.

View a video presentation of Dr. Maitland's lung cancer talk, "Beyond Traditional Treatments: The Roles of Molecular Medicine and Individualized Therapies."

View a video presentation of Dr. Maitland educating other oncologists on the "Current Use of Pharmacogenetic Tests" at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Selected Publications

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