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Peter Pytel, MD

Professor of Pathology

A neuropathologist, Peter Pytel, MD, specializes in the examination of tissues from the nervous system and skeletal muscle. He examines surgical specimens - and in some cases autopsy material - which can be a critical step in the diagnosis of brain tumors, neuropathies, muscular dystrophies, inflammatory myopathies, and other diseases. Dr. Pytel is a member of the multidisciplinary physician teams in the Brain Tumor Center and the Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Center.

Dr. Pytel’s research is focused on neuromuscular diseases. In collaboration with other researchers, he conducts studies of muscular dystrophies. A growing list of inherited skeletal muscle diseases is reflective of the many unique developmental and functional properties of skeletal muscle tissue. By gaining a better understanding of these processes, medical researchers aim to discover and improve treatment strategies for these diseases.

Practice Location

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Anatomic Pathology

Medical School

Philipps University of Marburg, Germany

Internship, Residency, and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine


American Association of Neuropathologists
Brain Research Institute
College of American Pathologists
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 795-6751

Office Fax

(773) 702-1243

Office Postal Address

Peter Pytel, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6101
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

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