Peter H. O'Donnell, MD, specializes in the treatment of genitourinary malignancies, including prostate, kidney, and testicular cancers — with particular expertise in bladder cancer.

Dr. O'Donnell is a well-published researcher with advanced training in pharmacology and pharmacogenomics (the study of genetic traits that cause differences between patients in drug responses and side-effects). He has an interest in the study of personalized medicine, which involves considering each patient's genetic profile when determining chemotherapy and other therapeutic decisions. Dr. O'Donnell has several ongoing research projects. Currently, he is investigating how genetic factors affect chemotherapy drug outcomes — specifically for patients receiving treatment for bladder cancer, and for patients receiving the widely used chemotherapy drugs cisplatin and capecitabine.

Additionally, Dr. O'Donnell serves as principal investigator of numerous clinical trials, including the "1200 Patients Project," a clinical study operated through the Center for Personalized Therapeutics at the University of Chicago. In this role, he leads an initiative exploring the benefit of incorporating broad pharmacogenomic testing into routine clinical practice for patients with any type of disease.

Dr. O'Donnell is also a member of the University of Chicago Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics. This committee aims to expand the educational mission of conducting research and training the next generation of scientists in clinical pharmacology, principles of therapeutics, molecular pharmacology, and pharmacogenomics.

Education

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Additional Education

  • Internship: UNC Medical Center
  • Residency: University of Chicago Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American Urological Association
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology

Languages Spoken

  • English