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 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago

Frank J. Palella, MD

Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine

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Office Phone: 312-926-8358

Clinical Interests

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Education and Training

Medical Education:

University of Illinois College of Medicine 1987


Mcgaw Medical Center/Nu 1990


Mcgaw Medical Center/Nu 1992

Board Certification

Infectious Disease

Locations and Directions

676 N. Saint Clair
Arkes 940
Chicago, IL 60611 312-926-8358


Frank J. Palella Jr., M.D. is a professor of medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and an attending physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Palella's research focuses on the natural history, clinical outcomes, responses to therapy and complications of HIV disease. He wrote a landmark article documenting dramatic reductions in AIDS-associated deaths and opportunistic disease as a consequence of highly active antiretroviral therapy use. The article is the most cited in HIV/AIDS literature.

He currently serves as the principal investigator or co-investigator of six studies, many funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Palella has been on Northwestern's faculty in the division of infectious diseases since 1992. He is a Northwestern alumnus, having completed his undergraduate degree, residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at Northwestern.


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