Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
|BS||1978||University of Illinois||Biology
|MD||1982||University of Illinois||
|Residency||1985||University of Illinois||Internal Medicine
|Residency||1986||University of Illinois||Chief Resident
|Fellowship||1988||University of Illinois||Infectious Disease
Dr. Pitrak is interested in new therapies for HIV infection, translational research on immune pathogenesis of HIV infection, immune reconstitution in HIV infection, neutrophil function, and immune defects and risk for infection in transplantation. Dr. Pitrak has been recognized as an Outstanding Teacher by the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is also a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Institutional Biosafety committees at the University of Chicago.
Immunocompromised hosts, HIV infection, transplant infections
- Pitrak DL, Tsai HC, Mullane KM, Sutton S, and Stevens P. Accelerated neutrophil apoptosis in AIDS. J Clin Invest. 98:2714-19, 1996.
- Pitrak DL, Mullae KM, Bilek ML, Stevens P, and Allen RC. Impaired phagocyte oxidative capacity in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. J Clin Lab Med. 132(4):284-93, 1998.
- Pitrak DL, Sutton SH, Tsai HC, Mullane KM, Pau AK, and Stevens P. Reversal of accelerated neutrophil (PMNL) apoptosis and restoration of respiratory burst activity with r-metHuG-CSF (Filgrastim) therapy in patients with AIDS. AIDS. 13(3):427-9, 1999.
- Pitrak DL, Bolanos J, Hershow R, and Novak RM. Discordant CD4+ T lymphocyte responses to antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection are associated with ex vivo apoptosis. AIDS. 15(10):1317-9, 2001.
- Pursell KP, Verral S, Daraiesh F, Shrestha N, Skariah A, Hasan E, and Pitrak DL. Impaired phagocyte respiratory burst responses to opportunistic fungal pathogens in transplant recipients: In vitro effect of r-metHuG-CSF (Filgrastim). Transplant Infectious Diseases. 5:29-37, 2003.