Faculty Profile

David Pitrak
Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Professor of Medicine (Part-Time)
Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases

Academic Interests

Dr. Pitrak is interested in new therapies for HIV infection, translational research on immune pathogenesis of HIV infection, immune reconstitution in HIV infection, neutrophil function, and immune defects and risk for infection in transplantation. Dr. Pitrak has been recognized as an Outstanding Teacher by the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is also a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Institutional Biosafety committees at the University of Chicago.

Clinical Interests

Immunocompromised hosts, HIV infection, transplant infections


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  • BS, 1978, University of Illinois, Biology
  • MD, 1982, University of Illinois,
  • Residency, 1985, University of Illinois, Internal Medicine
  • Residency, 1986, University of Illinois, Chief Resident
  • Fellowship, 1988, University of Illinois, Infectious Disease