Department of Medicine
Michael Czapka is an infectious disease physician who specializes in treating and preventing infections in immunocompromised adults (before and after organ transplant, chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, and CAR T-cell therapy). He has expertise in treating and preventing fungal and viral infections in this population. His research involves clinical trials of new drugs to prevent and treat difficult infections. He additionally studies infections in CAR T-cell recipients and leads quality improvement initiatives to improve the care that patients receive.
His work has been published in Journal of Clinical Medicine and OBM Transplantation, and presented at such medical conferences as IDWeek. He additionally serves on the institutional ethics review board for human subjects research.
Czapka received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed an internal medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center. He then pursued an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Chicago, where he was selected as chief fellow.