Mary E. Strek, MD

Pulmonary Medicine (Pulmonology) | More

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

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

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

Medical Education

  • University of Michigan Medical School


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1990

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English