Kenneth Pursell, MD

Infectious Diseases | More

Professor of Medicine

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.

Kenneth Pursell, MD, is skilled in the prevention and treatment of infections in transplant recipients and the management of HIV/AIDS. He has special expertise in the treatment and management of patients who receive stem cell and solid organ transplants. As chief transplant consultant, Dr. Pursell plays a critical role in the success of transplant procedures. He also sees patients in the general infectious diseases clinic, specializing in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

His research interests include developing a surrogate marker of immune function to identify transplant patients at risk for invasive fungal infections, complicated cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections following transplantation and studying solid organ transplantation in HIV patients.


Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine


  • North Shore University Hospital


  • North Shore University Hospital


  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • HIV Medicine Association
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • International Immunocompromised Host 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 Since1991

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English