Faculty Profile

Jennifer Pisano
Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Pisano’s academic interests include studying the etiologies of febrile neutropenia in patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy and the contribution of the gut microflora to the development of GI diseases in patients receiving stem cell transplantation. As Associate Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, she is also interested in improving the quality of patient care in regards to antibiotic prescribing practices and inpatient to outpatient care transitions.

Clinical Interests

Infections in transplant recipients and other immunocompromised hosts, HIV/AIDS


  • Christoff JM, Tolentino J, Mawdsley E, Matushek S, Pitrak D, Weber SG. Optimizing empiric antimicrobial therapy for gram-negative infections in the intensive care unit: Utility of a combination antibiogram. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Mar; 31(3): 256-61.
  • Christoff JM, Galaydick J, Ramaprasad C, Pitrak D, Mullane KM. Current Diagnosis and Management of Mucormycoses. Curr Fungal Infect Rep. 2010 March 4:8-16.
  • Pisano JC, Dunn R, Brielmeier B, Ryden A, Landon Mawdsley E, Weber SG. Effect of Piperacillin/Tazobactam (P/T) De-restriction of Antibiotic Utilization and Susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. SHEA, April 2011.
  • Chen X*, Pisano JC*, Luo M, Guo Q, Cai X, Guo Y, Shu Q, Wang X, Cheng S, Frank K, Pitrak D. Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Patients with Infection or Colonization Secondary to ESBL-producing E. coli and Klebsiella sp. in Central China, IDSA, October 2011.
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  • BS, 2001, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  • MD, 2005, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, Medicine
  • Residency, 2008, Univeristy of Chicago Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2010, University of Chicago Medical Center, Infectious Diseases
  • Advance Fellowship, 2011, University of Chicago Medical Center, Infectious Diseases