Mary Strek
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Professor of Medicine
Director, Respiratory Clinical Research
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730


BA1981University of MichiganBiomedical Sciences
MD1984University of Micihgan 
Residency1987The University of ChicagoInternal Medicine
Fellowship1990The University of ChicagoPulmonary and Critical Care

Academic Interests

Dr. Strek conducts clinical research studies to develop new medications for the treatment of asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis. The goal of these studies is to provide improved treatment for patients with Pulmonary Diseases; some studies also provide insight into the pathophysiology of the disease process itself.

Clinical Interests

Obstructive lung disease (asthma, COPD and bronchiectasis), interstitial lung disease especially idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and lung disease as a result of connective tissue disorders.

Representative Publications

  1. Strek, ME. Difficult asthma. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2006; 3:116-123.
  2. Patterson K, Strek ME. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2010; 7:237-244.
  3. Vij R, Noth I , Strek ME. Autoimmune featured interstitial lung disease: a distinct entity. Chest 2011.
  4. Strek ME, Noth I. Non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP). American College of Chest Physicians: Pulmonary and critical care update online, 2011.
  5. McShane PJ, Naureckas ET, Strek ME. Bronchiectasis in a diverse US population. Effects of ethnicity on etiology and sputum culture. Chest 2012;142:159-167.

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