Mary E. Strek, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Mary E. Strek, MD

Professor of Medicine Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
Director, Pulmonary Medicine Service

Mary Strek, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex pulmonary diseases, with a focus on bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary complications of connective tissue disorders.

She directs a clinical research program that seeks to study and better understand the natural history of these pulmonary diseases and test new medications for patients with asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Strek's goal is to provide improved treatment for patients with pulmonary diseases.

A respected lecturer, Dr. Strek has spoken at conferences around the country. She is an associate editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and sits on the editorial boards of Chest and the Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society.

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society

Practicing Since

  • 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Michigan


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

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