David Pitrak, MD

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Professor of Medicine Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

David Pitrak, MD, is highly skilled in the treatment of infectious diseases and has special expertise and experience in the management of immunocompromised patients. This includes stem cell and solid organ transplant recipients, patients with HIV infection and patients with other primary or acquired immune deficiencies.

He has overseen significant advancements in clinical activities in the Section of Infectious Diseases, including the establishment of the Immunocompromised Host Consult Service, and the expansion of the general infectious diseases clinic and the Adult HIV Care Program. This includes the WATCH Clinic, which focuses on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. Additionally, Dr. Pitrak has worked to enhance clinical care for complex cases in the HIV clinic by securing resources and enabling multidisciplinary teamwork. He also supervised the opening of the Travel Clinic, which offers consultation, immunizations and preventive care for travelers.

Dr. Pitrak's academic interests include the development of new HIV therapies, rebuilding immune response in HIV patients and investigating the relationship between immune defects and risk for infection in transplantation. He also is the Primary Investigator on a CDC award for expanded HIV testing for disproportionately affected populations in health care settings and enhanced linkage into care in Chicago.


Areas of Expertise

  • Immunocompromised Patients
  • Transplant Infections

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine


  • University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago


  • University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago


  • University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • HIV Medicine Association
  • International Immunocompromised Host Society
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • International AIDS Society
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1988

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English